Willie Bester, born 1956, Montagu, Cape, South Africa  is regarded as one of South Africa's most important resistance artists. He incorporates recycled material into his paintings, assemblages and sculpture, usually commenting on political injustices and human rights issues of the day.  Photography of paintings, artworks, museum artefacts & archival documents. www.clivehassall.com

Willie Bester, born 1956, Montagu, Cape, South Africa is regarded as one of South Africa's most important resistance artists. He incorporates recycled material into his paintings, assemblages and sculpture, usually commenting on political injustices and human rights issues of the day. Photography of paintings, artworks, museum artefacts & archival documents. www.clivehassall.com

"Bly Uit Oortreders Sal Geskiet Word, 2004" - Willie Bester

"Bly Uit Oortreders Sal Geskiet Word, 2004" - Willie Bester

Bull Rider by Willie Bester on UV Campus.  Photograph by Martie Venter

Bull Rider by Willie Bester on UV Campus. Photograph by Martie Venter

"Zwelethu Mthethwa and Willie Bester, Experiment 5 … Wat ga’ aan" Willie Bester

"Zwelethu Mthethwa and Willie Bester, Experiment 5 … Wat ga’ aan" Willie Bester

Willie Bester: Semekazi (Migrant miseries) Migrant Worker, 1993

Willie Bester: Semekazi (Migrant miseries) Migrant Worker, 1993

Willie Bester

Willie Bester

Portrait of Willie Bester by Enzo Dal Verme

Willie Bester (1956 – )

Portrait of Willie Bester by Enzo Dal Verme

Willie Bester.  A major part of all Bester’s works to date are the found objects he gathers from townships near his house and includes in his collages. The discarded materials are rich in symbolic meaning, and Bester creates an original iconography from the most varied and unlikely sources. He uses a motley array of objects such as machine parts, old sacking, sticks, various tin cans, sheep bones and wire netting.

Willie Bester (1956 – )

Willie Bester. A major part of all Bester’s works to date are the found objects he gathers from townships near his house and includes in his collages. The discarded materials are rich in symbolic meaning, and Bester creates an original iconography from the most varied and unlikely sources. He uses a motley array of objects such as machine parts, old sacking, sticks, various tin cans, sheep bones and wire netting.

Willie Bester, Domestic Worker 2

Willie Bester (1956 – )

Willie Bester, Domestic Worker 2

Willie Bester, detail of Trojan Horse. The life-size horse consists of a motorbike motor for its belly, to give it its general structure. There is a machine gun protruding from the top of the back, symbolising the guns that came out of the truck containing the police.

Willie Bester (1956 – )

Willie Bester, detail of Trojan Horse. The life-size horse consists of a motorbike motor for its belly, to give it its general structure. There is a machine gun protruding from the top of the back, symbolising the guns that came out of the truck containing the police.

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