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Born in Montagu, Cape Town, Bester is largely self-taught and lives and works in Kuilsrivier, Cape Town.

Known as a resistance artist, Bester works predominantly with found objects – everything from shoes, bones and newspaper clippings to scrap metal – to create mixed media installations depicting political events in South Africa.

"What I try to get behind is why it is so difficult for people to change from their old ways. It hasn’t worked out the way I imagined. People who thought they were superior before haven’t really changed. I try to find out, through studying history, what gives people the right to think that way. I try to find a solution, not to be disappointed, to reach an understanding."

Spaza Store,
mixed media on board, 44 x 84cm, 1998
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Wayne Cahill Barker   Gerhard Harald Batha   Walter Whall Battiss   Deborah Margaret Bell   Bongi Bengu   Willie Bester
                     
         
                     
Peter John Bonney   Willem Hendrik Adriaan Boshoff   Mbongeni Richman Buthelezi   Norman Catherine   Erika Hibbert   Phillemon Hlungwani
                     
         
                     
Robert Griffiths Hodgins   William Kentridge   John Kramer   Speelman Mahlangu   Colbert Mashile   Clare Menck
                     
         
                     
John Mark Moore   Zwelethu Mthethwa and Sam Nhlengethwa   Olbie Olberholzer   Walter Oltmann   Milwa Mnyaluza George Pemba   Uwe Pfaff
                     
         
                     
Karin Preller   Dan Rakgoathe   Albert Redelinghuys   Jürgen Schadeberg   Lucky Sibiya   Jaco Sieberhagen
                     
         
                     
Lionel Smit   Richard John Smith   Angus Taylor   Alfred Thoba   Andrew Verster   Edoardo Villa
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