South African Colouring Book

Door: Gavin Jantjes.

“Gavin Jantjes was born in 1948 in District Six, Cape Town, South Africa. He lives and works between Norway, South Africa, and the UK.

Jantjes attended the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town from 1966 to 1969. He left South Africa in 1970 on a DAAD scholarship to study at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg and was granted political asylum in Germany. The artist was an active critic of the apartheid regime. One of his most renowned works, South African Colouring Book, integrates photographic images into a work of art intended as a tool of knowledge about South Africa’s Apartheid policies.”