Roger Ballen

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It doesn’t matter what he shoots, or when, if it is film or photograph, the work of NYC-born, Johannesburg, South Africa-based Roger Ballen is some of the most remarkable contemporary art being made today. Are the characters real? Are they actors of a some play that only Ballen could direct? Is this a fantastical version of contemporary South Africa, or the truth? Are they staged works meant to be paintings? And as he has progressed, is Ballen trying to create photographs that are the closest thing to a sculptural painting that could ever be conceived? All we can confirm is that Ballen represents one of the most unique visions in art. With a new music video for Die Antwoord, who will be showing a one-night installation in our FIFTY24SF Gallery this Wednesday, February 22, we look at Ballen’s most striking works. —Raymond Brown / The Citrus Report staff

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