Roger Ballen’s work is unusual, freaky, nightmarish – and known all over the world. For more than five decades, the American-born, Johannesburg-based multidisciplinary artist has been sharing his depictions of run-down buildings, uncomfortable companions and a view of the world that is far beyond the ordinary. If you think of Diane Arbus’s characters, multiply this by the death-wish of Joel-Peter Witkin, and add the colorful fantasy and psychology of Alice in Wonderland, you might end up getting a little closer to Ballen’s dark and ambiguous world of mysterious rooms inhabited by equally eerie objects, animals, people, and their shadows. And...
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