The South Africa-based Faith47 has started a petition to gain permission to repaint the iconic”FREE MANDELA” slogan in Capetown. As part of the anti-graffiti bylaw that has been passed, many of the historic artworks on the streets have been buffed, leading to a loss of some of the important cultural relics of those tumultuous times. Check out the petition here and support it with a signature if it so moves you.
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After traveling and painting through different parts of India, AEC (one half of Interesni Kazki) has continued on to South Africa. The trip took him through Johannesburg and Cape Town where he got up with the Dali-like surreal imagery that he and his brother have become known for. Take a look at other murals and more details down below… Discuss Interesni Kazki here.
After previously writing about Faith47′s recent series of street murals in South Africa as well as bringing you a teaser video, we now have some photos from her current exhibition at David Krut Projects in Johannesburg. Entitled Fragments of a Burnt History, the new body of work is comprised of an installation of found objects and artwork created in the artist’s studio, as well as a new series of monotypes produced in collaboration with the David Krut Print Workshop. Take a closer look at the install below as […]
Following the opening of his latest solo show in San Francisco (covered), prolific traveler and street artist ROA has landed in South Africa for ART JOBURG. Presented by adidas Originals, the month long project brings in five muralists (also including Remed, Steve “ESPO” Powers, Falko, and Cameron Platter) into the heart of Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg’s central art district for large-scale public art. For his part, the Belgium-based ROA painted his signature animals, indigenous to the location (like he did in Australia), and threw them up on the side of […]
British artist Ben Slow has painted a large mural of Ruth First in Nomzamo Park informal settlement in Orlando East, Soweto. Starting on National Heritage day, the 12 foot tall painting was completed in five days using ink and brush and spray paint. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Ruth First by a letter bomb in Mozambique. The spot where the painting is located is only a few kilometres from Kliptown where in 1955 the Freedom Charter was adopted by the Congress […]
The Northern Cali-based ABOVE (interviewed) continued his many travels with a recent trip to South Africa. On arrival, the street muralist turned his attention to an issue that he felt strongly about – blood diamonds – and went about figuring what the best way to get his message across was. He ended up convincing the traders at Johannesburg’s largest diamond exporter Jewel City to allow him paint their exterior wall with the slogan “Diamonds Are A Woman’s Best Friend.” What they didn’t realize was that he […]
The South Africa-based DAL recently sent us some photos of his latest mural enititled The Williams Brothers. As you can see, some of his signature lifeforms comprised of abstract weaves of energy are bounding across the side of a building. If you are liking his kinetic work, make sure you check out his solo show next month in Milan at the Urban Painting Gallery. More detailed shots of the wall after the jump…