Oliver Mayhew

My artworks are part of an ongoing series which deals with the displacement I feel internationally as an Afrikaner. It seems to me that I have to either denounce my cultural heritage as Kendell Geers as done or I have to bastardize it as Die Antwoord has done. I also find it problematic as to how Roger Ballen portrays poor white Afrikaners as backwards and incestous in his photographs. I therefore place both zef characters and figures within Roger Ballen’s book Platteland and subvert them on Rembrandt etchings. I use Rembrandt’s etchings as an allegory, because of the recognition he gets from an international audience and also because he is an icon of the Dutch golden age. I therefore juxtapose the iconic with the zef and the stereotypical