Selected Works

Kendell Geers
Be/LIE/VE, 2006
Mural
Dimensions Variable
Kendell Geers
Mutus Liber 39 , 2009
Ink, resin and paint on Found object (Twilight of the Idols)
24 X 7 X 7,5 cm
Kendell Geers
Mutus-Liber-(Fetish) 12, 2009
resin and paint on found object
60 X 20 X 20cm
Kendell Geers
Mutus Liber 50, 2008
Found object, gesso and Indian ink
110 x 38 x 32 cm
Kendell Geers
Four Letter Brand (Fate) 1, 2009/2014
Plexiglass mirror and charred wood
160.5 x 110.5cm
Kendell Geers
Four Letter Brand (Life) 1, 2009/2014
Plexiglass mirror and charred wood
160.5 x 110.5cm
Kendell Geers
Four Letter Brand (Gift) 1, 2009/2014
Plexiglass mirror and charred wood
110.5 x 77cm
Kendell Geers
For your eyes only, 2014

Dimensions variable
Kendell Geers
THIRD WORLD DISORDER, 2010
Steel, paint
150 cm x 150 cm x 150 cm
Kendell Geers
Manifest, 2007
Neon
300 x 270 cm
Kendell Geers
La Pucelle de Lorraine, 2007
Ultra Violet Neon
199 x 199 x 10.5cm
Kendell Geers
Master Mistress of My Passion VII, 2010
Jesmonite and glass
160 x 80 x 80 cm
Kendell Geers
TerroRealismus, 2003
Brick, cement, glass, neon ,aliminium
300 x 800 x 800 cm
Kendell Geers
In Advance of a Broken Arm, 2010
Painted bronze and chain
81 x 20 x 8 cm
Kendell Geers
Mined, 2010
18 Carat gold
9.5 x 7.5 x 6 cm
Kendell Geers
Venus Blinds her Lover's Shame, 2018
Copper batons, iron base
Work: 70 x 26 x 13 cm
Kendell Geers
Close Shave, 2011
mixed medium
Variable
Kendell Geers
Bladerunner XVII, 2012
Mild steel and razor mesh
120 x 51 x 51cm
Kendell Geers
Bladerunner XXXI, 2012
Mild steel and razor mesh
120 x 51 x 51cm
Kendell Geers
Bladerunner XVIII, 2012
Mild steel and razor mesh
120 x 51 x 51cm
Kendell Geers
Bladerunner XIV, 2012
Mild steel and razor mesh
120 x 51 x 51cm
Kendell Geers
Age of Iron LI, 2012
Rust on paper
200 x 130 cm
Kendell Geers
Age of Iron LII, 2012

200 x 130 cm
Kendell Geers
Age of Iron L, 2012
Rust on paper
200 x 130 cm
Kendell Geers
Masking Tradition DX, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
84 x 135 cm
Kendell Geers
Masking Tradition DXIII, 2017
acrylic on canvas
Work: 135 x 84 cm

Biography

South African-born, Belgian artist Kendell Geers changed his date of birth to May 1968 in order to give birth to himself as a work of art. Describing himself as an ‘AniMystikAKtivist’, Geers takes a syncretic approach to art that weaves together diverse Afro-European traditions, including animism, alchemy, mysticism, ritual and a socio-political activism laced with black humour, irony and cultural contradiction.

Geers’s work has been shown in numerous international group exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale (2007) and Documenta (2002). Major solo shows include Heart of Darkness at Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town (1993), Third World Disorder at Goodman Gallery Cape Town (2010) and more recently Songs of Innocence and of Experience at Goodman Gallery Johannesburg (2012). His exhibition Irrespektiv travelled to Newcastle, Ghent, Salamanca and Lyon between 2007 and 2009. Geers was included on Art Unlimited at Art 42 Basel in 2011. Work by Geers was included on Manifesta 9 in Genk, Limburg, Belgium and a major survey show of his work was exhibited at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany in 2013. Earlier this year Geers held a solo exhibition, The Second Coming (Do What Thou Wilt), at Rua Red in Dublin.

Channel

Kendell Geers talk at the preview for AniMystikAKtivist, 2014
Goodman Gallery Cape Town