Jane Alexander is active/lives in South Africa. Jane Alexander is known for sculpture, installation, and photomontage.
Biography Jane Alexander
Born in Johannesburg, Jane Alexander works primarily in sculpture,
installation and photomontage. Her figures are characterized by
ambiguity; neither one thing nor the other, they are in a constant state
Her best-known work, Butcher Boys in the collection
of the South African National Gallery, tackles the history of apartheid
and the politics of so called 'integration'. The boys' features are an
amalgamation of the human and bestial. The sculpture is an uncomfortable
reminder of our tendencies towards violence and oppression.
figure of the 'Harbinger' is a recurring motif within Alexander's
oeuvre. The harbinger is a messenger, a portent of things to come. He is
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