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Spaza Store, Willie Bester http://www.rmb.co.za/artof/artistWillieBester.asp?q=1

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Willie Bester #artist #sculpture ["back to school 2"]

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"Laws on co-operation and development II" by Willie Bester, a Cape Town artist whose mixed media works draw on the memories and lingerings of South African political history.

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Willie Bester, Forced Removal Young artists such as Willie Bester in Cape Town and Sam Nhlengethwa in Johannesburg used the Art Centres to formulate their beginnings in a turbulent era. The prevailing mood was not to be crushed and in 1976, the Soweto uprisings transformed SA into a living hell for those who were forced to live on the dark side of apartheid. By the 1980's art had lost all trace of innocence and any progressive art piece that was worth its salt was tackling issues…

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