Cameron Platter

Born 1978 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Cameron Platter has been called, amongst other things: “the delinquent love child of Quentin Tarantino and Dr Seuss”, “the undisputed king of Afro-bling,” “an agent provocateur with a sinister agenda” and a “hyper-prescient angel of the apocalypse.” His targets and influences include Lamborghinis, Kawasakis and beautiful women in fishnets; megalomania and the mass media; James Bond and Richard Pryor; corrupt politicians; penis extension machines and pornographic flicks; children’s stories, crime fiction and gangster films; Southern African woodcut and craft masters; tabloid horror stories; wildlife, real life and things falling apart… Cameron Platter works in drawing, video and sculpture to create comedy-noir installations filled with sex, irony, cynicism and approaching love.



Cameron Platter, 3 missed calls, Installation view, Dimensions variable, 2006.