The creative process of a master artist | William Kentridge | TEDxJohannesburgSalon

Published on 15 Nov 2016

Virtuoso artist William Kentridge treats the TEDxJohannesburg audience to a masterclass on his creative process.

William’s practice is born out of a cross-fertilisation between mediums and genres. His work responds to the legacies of colonialism and apartheid, within the context of South Africa’s socio-political landscape. His aesthetics are drawn from film’s own history, from stop-motion animation to early special effects. The dynamism of an erased and redrawn mark in his drawing is an integral part of his expanded practice. In autumn 2016, William presents recent work at Whitechapel Gallery, London.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at