William Kentridge is a South African artist born 28 April 1955 and is best known for his prints, drawings, and animated films. These are constructed by filming a drawing, making erasures and changes, and filming it again. He continues this process meticulously, giving each change to the drawing a quarter of a second to two seconds’ screen time. A single drawing will be altered and filmed this way until the end of a scene. These palimpsest-like drawings are later displayed along with the films as finished pieces of art.

On the intersection of drawing and animation: 

There is also a way of thinking of an etching as an extraordinarily, ridiculously complicated form of animation, different states of the plate, when you know that you will rework them.

On the power of ambiguity:

Certainly, there are questions of ambiguity of mark and transformations of paint into the world … that I remember being intrigued by — not knowing whether the streak of paint is a person or a ditch.