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."