Cameron Platter

Simple Pleasures
Cameron Platter
b. 1978, Johannesburg, South Africa

Cameron Platter’s work in sculpture, painting, drawing, video, collage, poetry, tapestry, and web, appropriates and filters the enormous amount of information available today. Blurring the distinction between high and low, his eclectic and multi-disciplinary approach typically draws from sources as different as fast food, art history, ecology, psychedelics, landscape, advertising, therapy, collage, and consumerism. 

Platter’s work has featured in exhibitions at MoMA New York, SF MoMA, The 55th Venice Biennale, and Le Biennale de Dakar. His work has been featured in publications such as Artforum, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Vice Magazine, NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art, L’Officiel, ArtReview, The Bangkok Post and Art Africa. 

His work is part of the permanent collections of institutions such as MoMA New York, The Zietz MOCAA Collection, The Bass Museum of Art, The Margulies Collection, and the Iziko South African National Gallery. 

He lives and works in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.