Selected Works

Paradise, 2009
Digital Print
24.5 x 39.5 cm
Wall, 2017
Wall drawing in pencil and varnish
Approximately 200 x 600 cm
Bench, 2009
1.5m x 25 x 13cm
White Houses, 2009
Wood, Plaster, White Wash
10 x 90 x 70cm
Abacorn (version I), 2002
Timber, vinyl
Variable Dimensions: 237 x 10 x 10 (each) cm
Nhlobe (Diptych), 2004
diameter i: 100 cm, diameter ii: 96 cm
Richmond Fence, 2017
Digital print
70 x 50cm / Frame: 47 x 57 x 4 cm / Image: 19.5 x 30 cm / Work: 40 x 50 cm
Shelf, 2014
Pencil and varnish on paper
103 x 133cm
Shelf, 2014
Work: 210 x 321 x 30 cm
Black House , 2009
30 x 40 x 30 cm
Coal / Wood, 1979
Coal and wood
Installation approximately 500 x 200cm
Stones series (d), 2014
105 x 105cm

it is pleasant, indeed, while the summer lasts, and we are here as on a darkling plain , we shall grow venomous with truth, 2016
Painted Aluminum Tubes
3 pieces: 200 x 76 x 76cm each
In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Silo, 1985, 2014
Photoemulsion on galvanised steel
20 x 14cm
Red House, 2009
painted steel
200 x 45 x 35 cm
Black Corrugate Wall, 2017
Black pigment, acrylic resin
Variable Dimensions Work: 180 x 70 x 7 (7 pieces) cm


Born in Durban, South Africa in 1953. Lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Jeremy Wafer was born in Durban in 1953 and grew up in Nkwalini in what was then Zululand. He studied fine art at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg (B.A.F.A.1979) and at the University of the Witwatersrand (B.A. Hons. in Art History 1980 and M.A. Fine Art 1987). He has taught in the Fine Art Departments of the former Technikon Natal (now DUT) and Technikon Witwatersrand (now UJ) before being appointed Associate Professor. Wafer received his PhD in 2016 and was subsequently appointed full professor of Sculpture in the School of Arts of the University of the Witwatersrand. Wafer is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies, notably the Standard Bank National Drawing Prize in 1987 and the Sasol Wax Art Award in 2006. His work featured on the South African Pavilion of the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015. Wafer has exhibited in South Africa and internationally, his work is represented in the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, the South African National Gallery, the Johannesburg Art Gallery as well as in many other museum, private and corporate collections.