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This blog features news, pictures and event info to keep you updated with what is happening in the world of South African graffiti and street art.

Spent - Part 2: Graffiti in Namibia & South Africa

More of Angolan graffiti artist, Spent:


Windhoek, Nambia.
2010.


Windhoek, Nambia.
2010.


with Cros.
Cape Town, South Africa.
2009.


with Cros & Shur.
Cape Town, South Africa.
2009.


with Mars.
Johannesburg, South Africa.
2012.


with Mars & Mein.
Johannesburg, South Africa.
2012.


with Mein & Mars.
Johannesburg, South Africa.
2012.

More Spent in Part 1.

PICS \\ Durban: Wentworth Revisited

A Forgotten Hall of Fame…

Since I watched an online video of a graffiti-smothered street in Durban, I’ve always wanted to view it in real life. Almost five years since the video was posted by Style File Magazine, I finally got a chance to take some flicks. This hall of fame in Wentworth has unfortunately been neglected for some time, with the latest pieces seemingly going up around the same time of the original video in 2009.

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Including work by the following writers:
Pace, Gift, Yeta, 2kil, Plastik, Cade, Tax, Somz, Tapz, Mars, Wos1, React, Agen, Sykad, Cena4, Fiya, Son1, Mym, Taik, Faker, Skape, Eron, Lazer, OptOne, 4givn, Tera, Poet, Emba, Crave.

(#WaybackWednesday)

AFRICA \\ Spent - Part 1: Graffiti in Angola

Spent, a graffiti artist from Angola, sent us some pictures of his work last year.
Never thought there’d be pieces like this further north…


with Abione, 2009.


2008.


2009.


2007.


BAW truck.


Double Spent, 2008.


with Abione, 2008.

Check back for more Spent in Part 2.

PICS \\ Ekon Tribute Jam, Cape Town

Last Sunday, at upper Searle Street Park, a tribute jam was held in memory of Cape Town writer Ekon. Many showed up and writers painted pieces to pay their respects.

Photos by Klaus Warschkow

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Pieces by:
Boss, Ight, Laser, (Unknown), Boeta, Cade, Motel7, Smet, Spot, Nard, Mace, Conform, Cale, Wealz130 & Tag4 & Mad2, Dino & Senor, Boda, Ish, Pastelheart, Rack Star, DrOne, Shade, Khosa, Cros, Kem, Fers, Lamb, Acre, Lie & Odd1, Logikill Paradox, Dfeat once, Love, Rekt, Krem, Sure, Toe, Ekse, Losr, Nest, Ariel23 & Prefix66, Caso & Migo, Stok, Rusk, Blak, Sykoner.

+ More Ekons tribute pieces painted in the park prior to the jam:
Boss, Shade, Disk, Jmal, Pase, Sure, Falko, Khosa, Idiots Crew.

Mak1one:

Name:

Other writers in Durban and Johannesburg also attributed to the memory of this great artist.

AFRICA \\ Recent graffiti in Africa

We’re catching up with images we’ve yet to post. Here are some graffiti art works that were painted in the rest of Africa…

(Photos found around the Internet)

Namibia

Mak1one:

Pixel Monster:


The Gambia

Broken Crow (at Wide Open Walls):

Image via Ekosystem


Senegal

Dems 333:

3ttman

Image via Ekosystem


Zimbabwe

Kent Locke:


Madagascar

Airjp:

Image via Fatcap

Kid Kreol & Boogie:


Egypt

Sada:

3ayem:


Kenya

Ashif

(Unknown Artist) - we can’t find the email in which we received this pic…


Morocco

Kidghe:

Image via Ekosystem

Ogre:

C215:

C215:

Remed, sculpture:

Rabie & Meknes

Image via Fatcap


Tunisia

El Seed:

Misc. Tunisia:


Rwanda

Freddy Sam (Photo by Megan King)


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AFRICA \\ Amoniak graffiti in Senegal

Amoniak – “a name, a passion or just a pun in the Wolof language” – formed in 2011 and is currently the largest collective of graffiti artists in Senegal. Young artists from different cities (including Dakar, Pikine, Yeumbeul Thiaroye and Rufisque) get together, united by the same passion – their love for art and graffiti.

The group comprises of some of the best local graffiti artists and they have been involved in the big hip hop festivals in Senegal. Although the anchor for the group is in Dakar, this does not prevent members from initiating projects around the country. Education and social awareness, including the fight against malaria, AIDS, and poverty, are all things that Amoniak enjoys being involved with. Several villages in various regions have benefited by works painted on the walls of elementary schools.

“We are committed to open to the world, to bring our art to the underprivileged, painting a better world and to restore the aesthetic of colour to our lives.”

In 2013, they started a festival, or more specifically, a Kaffrine – KAFFGRAFF. The festival consists of studio painting, drawings and writing in schools, and murals made with live participants and local people.

The group believes painting live in front of people is important because it presents the art to them as an experience, instead of in the form of mundane lectures. With the help of NGO’s, the shared experiences with street children has made the group aware that through art, a child can feel comfortable in his skin and explore his free spirit. “Children need to touch to capture images, and through the exchange, it was found that they can freely express themselves through colours, lines and forms.”

Passionate and committed, the Amoniak group gain ground and spread their positive messages. With hopes of safer streets, their work decorates disadvantaged neighborhoods with multi-coloured art works, challenging and educating people too.

Email: Numero310@gmail.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/graff.amoniak
FB page: http://www.facebook.com/amoniak.nh3

R.I.P Ekons

The loss of one of Cape Town’s greatest writers, Ekon/Amp37 (40HK/WK?/YMB), was felt throughout the graffiti community this week. A tribute jam will be held this weekend to honour him.

“I’ve always had graffiti in my heart but have taken breaks here and there. I was once in a bad place in life and I thought about what has made me the happiest – and that was graffiti… Graffiti is very personal and a challenge to yourself, to prove you are original and have skills to back up your name.”

Excerpt from our unpublished interview with Ekon in 2013.

Some interviews and pictures of his work:

PICS \\ Recent Eastern Cape Graffiti

The Eastern Cape region of South Africa is not populated with many graffiti murals. Recently, however, there has been a slight growth of street art in and around the two main cities; Port Elizabeth and East London…

In:

Dr. Dosile (Australia):

Bake:

Photo by Bake

Bief 37:

Photo by Bief 37

Photo by Bief 37

Boda:

Photo by Boda

Photo by Boda

Photo by Boda

Mein:

Bake & Joke:

Joke & Na:

Migo:

Joff:

Photo by Joff

Photo by Joff

Joke:

Bief 37:

More pieces by Dr. Dosile, Bake and Nme:
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All photos by Jono, except where noted.

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