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PICS \\ Pastelheart Tribute - Kiss The City

Over a month ago, South Africa’s graffiti and street art scene lost one of its most original, inspiring and creative artists to date - Pastelheart.

In the weeks that followed, many artists, friends and fans dedicated their time and talent creating artworks that preserve the memory of Matthew Pastellides and his signature lips which kissed the walls of many cities.

Here are some fitting tributes, keeping his spirit alive:


Snot, Johannesburg


TOA*, Durban


4givn & WosOne, Durban


4givn, Durban


Hoser, Durban


Phak, Cape Town


QST, Johannesburg


FiyaOne, Johannesburg


Scabbage, Johannesburg


TOA*, Durban


Bias sketch


Bias detail, Johannesburg


Bias, Johannesburg


Mars, Johannesburg


Polizei, Durban


Riot, Johannesburg


Drake, Johannesburg


Drake & Riot, Johannesburg


Riot & Drake, Johannesburg


Stone & Skept, Durban


Hoser & Spook, Durban


Tone, Johannesburg


Tyke, Johannesburg


Stop, Oec and others, Durban


Stop, Oec and others, Durban


Stone, Durban


MKM, Durban


MKM @info4africa, Durban


MKM, Durban


Cam & Claude, Cape Town


Tower, Johannesburg

On Instagram:

Featuring work by:

@righteousphotography
@blaqarts.blaqmars
@lukeswork
@dylondreyer
@ewokessay
Mein via @badbunnysp
@sttamagotchi
@jade_colbz
@jorjapins
OptOne via @brainmushtoday
@lextrickett
@laura.dol
@lizetta and @lon_dan031 in Leake Str Tunnel, London (UK)
@kingsfiso
@mr_mediax
@thegloks
@splice
@paul_wheatley_9
@trippinginorbit
@benjaycrossman
@stone_art_city
@karla_nixon
@melissaswanphotography

An exhibition at Kalashnikovv Gallery was dedicated to Pastel, and more dedications were shown at the Tracksides Urban Art Exhibition at Open Plan Studios:

Shout-outs were placed in exhibited artworks and in the sketch battle —


Resoborg


Damn Vandal (Semi-final sketch)


Damn Vandal (Final round sketch)

Tributes also adorned the pages of multiple sketchbooks thanks to a simple note that read
“Please draw 4 Pastelheart”

>> Read our exclusive interview with Pastelheart HERE

>> Read a tribute by Mahala HERE


Gift

<3 #RIPpastelheart #PastelheartForever <3