Anton Kannemeyer Creates Art That Questions His Government

 - Aug 30, 2011
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Looking through Anton Kannemeyer's selected portfolio, it's hard not to be taken by his ability to deftly (and comically) illustrate the complexities of the South African political system using the same cartoonish aesthetic that dominates your local funny papers.

Anton Kannemeyer is an accomplished, 44-year-old illustrator who earned an MFA from the University of Stellenbosch in 1997 and currently lives in Cape Town. His brazenly political work has captured the eye of art curators and museums around the world, leading to his work being exhibited around the world including the Art Museum of El Salvador in in San Salvador, the Tennis Palace Art Museum in Helsinki, Finland, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Anton Kannemeyer's unique artistic aesthetic brings him to exhibits in New York City and Grahamstown, South Africa. Click through the gallery to see what curators and museums around the world see.