Selected Works

Kendell Geers

Be/LIE/VE, 2006 Mural Dimensions Variable

Kendell Geers

Four Letter Brand (Fate) 1, 2009/2014 Plexiglass mirror and charred wood 160.5 x 110.5cm

Kendell Geers

Four Letter Brand (Life) 1, 2009/2014 Plexiglass mirror and charred wood 160.5 x 110.5cm

Kendell Geers

Four Letter Brand (Gift) 1, 2009/2014 Plexiglass mirror and charred wood 110.5 x 77cm

Kendell Geers

THIRD WORLD DISORDER, 2010 Steel, paint

Kendell Geers

Manifest, 2007 Neon 300 x 270 cm

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TEMENE, 2007 Red neon

Kendell Geers

TerroRealismus, 2003 Brick, cement, glass, neon ,aliminium

Kendell Geers

Master Mistress of My Passion VII, 2010 Jesmonite and glass 160 x 80 x 80 cm

Kendell Geers

Saint Johns Pendulum V, 2010-2018 Bronze and chain

Kendell Geers

In Advance of a Broken Arm, 2010 Painted bronze and chain 81 x 20 x 8 cm

Kendell Geers

Mutus Liber 39 , 2009 Ink, resin and paint on Found object (Twilight of the Idols) 24 X 7 X 7,5 cm

Kendell Geers

Mutus-Liber-(Fetish) 12, 2009 resin and paint on found object 60 X 20 X 20cm

Kendell Geers

Mutus Liber 50, 2008 Found object, gesso and Indian ink 110 x 38 x 32 cm

Kendell Geers

Close Shave, 2011 mixed medium Variable

Kendell Geers

Bladerunner XVII, 2012 Mild steel and razor mesh 120 x 51 x 51cm

Kendell Geers

Bladerunner XXXI, 2012 Mild steel and razor mesh 120 x 51 x 51cm

Kendell Geers

Bladerunner XVIII, 2012 Mild steel and razor mesh 120 x 51 x 51cm

Kendell Geers

Bladerunner XIV, 2012 Mild steel and razor mesh 120 x 51 x 51cm

Kendell Geers

Age of Iron LI, 2012 Rust on paper 200 x 130 cm

Kendell Geers

Age of Iron LII, 2012 200 x 130 cm

Kendell Geers

Age of Iron L, 2012 Rust on paper 200 x 130 cm

Kendell Geers

Flesh of the Spirit 201, 2016 Bronze and custom made plinth

Kendell Geers

Flesh of the Spirit 1409, 2019 Bronze

Kendell Geers

Flesh of the Spirit 1454, 2019 Bronze and custom made plinth

Kendell Geers

Mined, 2010 18 Carat gold 9.5 x 7.5 x 6 cm

Kendell Geers

A Rose by Any Other Name, 2007 Gold plated police batons

Kendell Geers

Venus Blinds her Lover's Shame , 2015 Copper batons, iron base

Kendell Geers

Blows Blind Another Tame , 2015 Lead batons, iron base

Kendell Geers

Ornament and Crime 1689, 2019 Acrylic on paper

Kendell Geers

Ornament and Crime 2510, 2019 Acrylic on paper

Kendell Geers

Ornament and Crime 2716, 2018 Acrylic on paper

Kendell Geers

Petals of Blood 523, 2019 Acrylic on canvas

Kendell Geers

Petals of Blood 596, 2019 Acrylic on canvas

Kendell Geers

Petals of Blood 204, 2019 Acrylic on canvas

Kendell Geers

Les Fleurs du Mal 403, 2019 Acrylic on canvas

Kendell Geers

Daemon Est Deus Inversus 299, 2019 Acrylic on canvas

Kendell Geers

Daemon Est Deus Inversus 8929, 2019 Acrylic on canvas

Kendell Geers

Daemon Est Deus Inversus 989 2019, 2019 Acrylic on canvas

Kendell Geers

Daemon Est Deus Inversus 199, 2019 Acrylic on canvas

Biography

South African-born, Belgian artist Kendell Geers changed his date of birth to May 1968 in order to give birth to himself as a work of art. Describing himself as an ‘AniMystikAKtivist’, Geers takes a syncretic approach to art that weaves together diverse Afro-European traditions, including animism, alchemy, mysticism, ritual and a socio-political activism laced with black humour, irony and cultural contradiction.

Geers’s work has been shown in numerous international group exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale (2007) and Documenta (2002). Major solo shows include Heart of Darkness at Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town (1993), Third World Disorder at Goodman Gallery Cape Town (2010) and more recently Songs of Innocence and of Experience at Goodman Gallery Johannesburg (2012). His exhibition Irrespektiv travelled to Newcastle, Ghent, Salamanca and Lyon between 2007 and 2009. Geers was included on Art Unlimited at Art 42 Basel in 2011. Work by Geers was included on Manifesta 9 in Genk, Limburg, Belgium and a major survey show of his work was exhibited at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany in 2013. Earlier this year Geers held a solo exhibition, The Second Coming (Do What Thou Wilt), at Rua Red in Dublin.

Channel

Kendell Geers talk at the preview for AniMystikAKtivist, 2014
Goodman Gallery Cape Town

Exhibitions

Kendell Geers: In Gozi We Trust

23 November - 13 January 2020

Narrative Means / 2018

02 June - 14 July 2018

the silences between

24 August - 29 September 2017

[South-South] Let me begin again

28 January - 04 March 2017

News

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Press

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