Selected Works

Jeremy Wafer
Shed, 2019
Timber and limewash

Jeremy Wafer
Bench, 2009
Steel
1.5m x 25 x 13cm
Jeremy Wafer
Paradise, 2009
Digital Print
24.5 x 39.5 cm
Jeremy Wafer
White Houses, 2009
Wood, Plaster, White Wash
10 x 90 x 70cm
Jeremy Wafer
Abacorn (version I), 2002
Timber, vinyl
Variable Dimensions: 237 x 10 x 10 (each) cm
Jeremy Wafer
Wall, 2017
Wall drawing in pencil and varnish
Approximately 200 x 600 cm
Jeremy Wafer
Nhlobe (Diptych), 2004
Photography
diameter i: 100 cm, diameter ii: 96 cm
Jeremy Wafer
Richmond Fence, 2017
Digital print
70 x 50cm / Frame: 47 x 57 x 4 cm / Image: 19.5 x 30 cm / Work: 40 x 50 cm
Jeremy Wafer
Shelf, 2014
Pencil and varnish on paper
103 x 133cm
Jeremy Wafer
Shelf, 2014
Steel
Work: 210 x 321 x 30 cm
Jeremy Wafer
Coal / Wood, 1979
Coal and wood
Installation approximately 500 x 200cm
Jeremy Wafer
Stones series (d), 2014
105 x 105cm

Jeremy Wafer
it is pleasant, indeed, while the summer lasts, and we are here as on a darkling plain , we shall grow venomous with truth, 2016
Painted Aluminum Tubes
3 pieces: 200 x 76 x 76cm each
Jeremy Wafer
In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Silo, 1985, 2014
Photoemulsion on galvanised steel
20 x 14cm
Jeremy Wafer
Black Corrugate Wall, 2017
Black pigment, acrylic resin
Variable Dimensions Work: 180 x 70 x 7 (7 pieces) cm
Jeremy Wafer
Red House, 2009
painted steel
200 x 45 x 35 cm
Jeremy Wafer
Tank, 2019
Steel

Jeremy Wafer
Black House, 2009
Steel

Biography

Born in Durban, South Africa in 1953. Lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Jeremy Wafer was born in Durban in 1953 and grew up in Nkwalini in what was then Zululand. He studied fine art at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg (B.A.F.A.1979) and at the University of the Witwatersrand (B.A. Hons. in Art History 1980 and M.A. Fine Art 1987). He has taught in the Fine Art Departments of the former Technikon Natal (now DUT) and Technikon Witwatersrand (now UJ) before being appointed Associate Professor. Wafer received his PhD in 2016 and was subsequently appointed full professor of Sculpture in the School of Arts of the University of the Witwatersrand. Wafer is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies, notably the Standard Bank National Drawing Prize in 1987 and the Sasol Wax Art Award in 2006. His work featured on the South African Pavilion of the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015. Wafer has exhibited in South Africa and internationally, his work is represented in the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, the South African National Gallery, the Johannesburg Art Gallery as well as in many other museum, private and corporate collections.