first met with Willem Boshoff at his home in Johannesburg (January 1998). When
we arrived, he was at work on his computer collecting names for a new conceptual
art piece. Over the course of the next few hours, Boshoff recanted much of his
personal history, showing us examples from his extensive body of work. We returned
a week later to film his interview and, upon our departure several hours later,
were filled with a deep reverance for the discipline and dedication with which
he approaches his work.
conceptual artist and sculptor who practices his craft with the dedication of
a monk, Boshoff draws heavily upon text and language. Though quite scholarly in
his preparation and research ( which can take two to ten years for one project
due to their epic-like proportions) his results are filled with a playful, albeit,
sharped tongued wit.