Magazine: John Meyer’s launch of “Lost in the Dust” collection
“Lost in the Dust” is a powerful exhibition celebrating a series of narrative paintings of the Anglo-Boer War by John Meyer, South Africa’s leading contemporary realist artist.
We caught up with John Meyer on the evening of his big opening; tune in to watch the construction and debut of the astonishing exhibit. The video captures the reaction of its initial viewers and includes interviews with the artist himself.
The collection which has never been exhibited outside of Africa is an emotionally raw demonstration of the truth about war and the people affected by it.
John Meyer’s featured interviews include commentary on the creative stimuli behind “Lost in the Dust”, which is being hosted by Investec and Bonhams. He also explains the drive for his artistry as a whole and educates us with a brief history of South African art, the meaning of the exhibition’s first time in the UK and its significance in today’s modern society.