"We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates… Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty,” wrote Japanese author Jun'ichirō Tanizaki in his famous essay 'Praise of Shadows' in 1933.
South African artist Marcus Neustetter (1976) graduated as a visual artist from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, the city where he now lives and works. In addition to being an artist, he is a cultural activist and regularly organises engaging projects or ‘interventions’. Neustetter makes (site-specific) drawings, sculptures, multimedia and light installations, performances and films. He reflects critically but playfully on socio-cultural issues and the history of the African Continent and beyond.
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