Deeply influenced by his identity as a white Afrikaner growing up during the apartheid, Kendell Geers’ art is often felt as an artistic response to horrid socio-political conditions.

His artistic practice is however layered with ethical, aesthetical and spiritual questions, exploring the boundaries of what is permissible and questioning the most basic concepts of identity, power and language.

The raw but poetic way in which Kendell communicates both attracts and repulses, fascinates and awakens. The use of a wide variety of media and materials, references, strategies and humour are used in a confrontational rather than dictatorial manner, through which Kendell Geers’ bright and dark sides are endlessly negotiated, ultimately resulting in the dangereous beauty of it all.