Work on Paper
Indian ink on found ledger pages
157.0 x 108.0 (cm)
61.8 x 42.5 (inch)Untitled (Garden Posy II) is a continuation of a series of Indian ink botanical drawings on found paper, which William Kentridge produced for his travelling Asian retrospective, Notes Towards a Model Opera. These ink botanicals reference and reinterpret the celebrated genre of Chinese ink botanical drawings.
Drawing is at the heart of William Kentridge’s artistic practice, forming the basis for works in other media, particularly film. South Africa’s preeminent contemporary artist, Kentridge has earned international acclaim for his layered and complex work, which includes operas, theatre productions and films incorporating his own sculpture and drawings as well as collaborations with dancers and composers.