Cameron Platter, She was the most Beautiful Woman he had ever seen, 2005_TNCM Collection

- Platter was born in Johannesburg and is currently based in Durban. His work examines the consumerist debris of South Africa’s popular culture. ‘Lowbrow’ aesthetics and signifiers become invigorated vehicles for negotiating the fragmented ideals and delusions of unified identity. In Platter’s She was the most Beautiful Woman he had ever seen, a woman is presented for viewing, stripped of bourgeois sentiment and the illusions of polite bigotry that consummate traditional depictions of women in art history. A stripper, legs open, is dissected up the centre by a phallic poll. Handcuffs and money are strewn beside her in a matter of fact manner.