Roger Ballen: The Theatre of Apparitions captures the full creative scope of a figure known for investigations into the human unconscious. The artist’s early work depicting sub-cultures who lived on the fringes of society were initially met with public hesitance, however, his subsequent series Shadow Chamber (2005), Boarding House (2009) and Asylum (2011) paved Ballen’s […]
His work may appear two-toned at first glance, but photographer Roger Ballen weaves deep layers of color into his complex art. Ballen was born in New York and first introduced to a camera at age thirteen by his mother, an editor with Magnum photography agency. He moved to South Africa in 1982 after falling in […]
They say that a picture tells a thousand words, but Roger Ballen disagrees. The 66-year-old photographer is a consummate professional when it comes to communicating through his visuals. However, there’s a stark difference between the average vacation selfie and the compelling, provocative and broody images captured by the influential photographic artist. The difference is that […]
By collaging bodies and deformed body parts, animals and cadavers, wooden prostheses and melting constructs, artists Roger Ballen and Asger Carlsen have created a series of twisted and hard to define artworks, resulting in the book titled No Joke.
Today Roger Ballen, the South African photographer and unofficial zef lord who helped cement Die Antwoord’s dark aesthetic, premieres a ghastly new film exclusively on The Creators Project.