Crepuscular (solo 2019)

  • On the road to Krugersdorp

The show, Crepuscular, was an attempt to think myself through the figure of David Beresford Pratt, who unsuccessfully attempted to kill Prime Minister H.F. Verwoerd in 1960. The following quote from his court testimony forms the nucleus from which the paintings evolved:

“The first stage of euphoria suddenly occurred when I was driving my car from Magaliesberg to Krugersdorp. It is difficult to describe. It was as though a light was turned on. I was quite out of breath… later they began in much the same way. The message was infinitely stronger… I had the same sense of mission – to give South Africa a particular message. I still took no action”.