The infamous White Gypsy travels around South Africa…
Extensive collection of graffti work by UK’s Solo One, featuring a few from South Africa:
The UIA 2014 has just been held in Durban, South Africa, and with it came a surge of creative happenings in our city. One such activity is the electric box project, whereby ten artists were each given an electric box to paint. This is a basic stop motion of my final box. A simple picture isn’t quite good enough to show off a three dimensional object. - Stop
More about The Box Project HERE.
“Rediscover JHB through graffiti” by Eyewitness News:
As part of the City of Gold Festival, locals are given the opportunity to take a graffiti tour through the inner city. EWN’s Reinart Toerien takes a look.
Coverage of the 2014 City of Gold Festival in Johannesburg by The Citizen newspaper:
Jo Buitendach shares history of graffiti
Past Experiences founder and graffiti expert Jo Buitenbach talks about the history of graffiti.
Solo One compares different graffiti cultures
Graffiti artist Solo One talks about graffiti culture in London as compared to that in South Africa.
Graffiti artist Bias talks about art concept
Graffiti artist Bias speaks anonymously to The Citizen about his work.
>> Read more about the Flatlands Tours HERE.
380m long mural on Nyanga Junction in Manenberg, Cape Town by the Crate Collective.
Also featuring work by Mak1one.
A fringe project by UK graffiti artist SoloOne during this years City of Gold Festival.
The Watch Our Space project is based at Six Brixton on Somerleyton Road in Brixton, London. Recently we took a trip to Johannesburg and teamed up with Grayscale Concepts to create artwork with young people and transform their surroundings as part of the City Of Gold Urban Art Festival. Working with found materials we did workshops in Jeppestown at the Bjala building and Orlando, Soweto.
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Wos One , Taik Two , 4GIVN and Tymz9ine in Ballito, Durban 2014.
More info & all previous episodes HERE
Interview with Shepard Fairey for One Small Seed magazine issue 27:
I had these two friends in high school that I used to skate with. One day we got out a video-camera and started fooling around and filming stuff. We grabbed some spray-paint and some box-cutters and went to town; spraying stencils and slicing out the grip-tape on our boards. I think it was the very next day I realised I was pretty awful at any form of graffiti.
I still loved how it looked and its ambiguity though; for me it held a dual purpose – the beauty of art combined with a child-like rebellion you felt when armed with a box of crayons and a lounge wall. When I was in university my brother’s friend lent me her copy of Banksy’s Wall and Piece. I loved that book; especially the page with the monkey who escaped through the ceiling vent and the adjacent text that stated: ‘A lot of people never use their initiative because no-one told them to’. What a genius.
Add street art. Add inspiration. And add the opportunity to explore any subject over the course of a year for an Honours thesis. What you get is a short video-essay detailing my journey. I hope it teaches you a bit about this little interest of mine; and what lies out there that’s More to the Mural. - Jean-Pierre Garbaccio
See the full article HERE.
Bulawayo local Sindiso Nyoni otherwise known as R!OT, is a self created craftsman, activist, multi-disciplinary designer and artist who started drawing at age 4… (he is yet to stop.) Originally drawing spark from comic book craftsmanship and vintage animation from an early age. R!OT primarily works in pencil, ink, pastels, gauche, and acrylic combined with computerized media to make a subversive African “street” style, which he calls Guerilla[art].
R!OT was asked to document Woolworth’s RE: Jeans on a limited edition range of t-shirts. Featuring R!OT’s trademark style, the tees are a visual expression of the on a limited edition range of t-shirts. Featuring R!OT’s trademark style, the tees are a visual expression of the RE: spirit; free, independent, vocal and authentic. - We-Are-Awesome
Faith47 was featured on popular investigative news and magazine show, Carte Blanche, in September 2014. The insert mainly focuses on her recent work in Durban…
Short video highlighting some of the works painted throughout the 2013 festival. The 4th annual City of Gold Urban Art Festival will be taking place in October 2014.
Video by Cale Waddacor
Music by Sibot
>> Full feature HERE
ABSOLUT gave six artists a deceptively simple brief: Transform Today.
Living and working in Jeppestown, Johannesburg, they were given two weeks to deliver.
This is the start of their journey… watch it unfold.
American rapper, Action Bronson, recently performed in South Africa as a support act for Eminmem’s Rapture tour. Check out the piece he left behind in Cape Town, painted by fellow members of Smart Crew…
Kilmany-Jo Liversage, aka Orda, is a Cape Town based artist who uses spray paint and acrylic paint to create portraits with a graffiti look and feel. Her portraits aren’t really about people, rather about recognising common ground in those we don’t know.
Nathan Sanan, Paolo Maneli, Quintin Weyer and Joff painting a 30m wall mural:
DALeast is a Chinese born artist that lives and works in Capetown, South Africa. The 29-year-old, who keeps his real name a secret, has been making art since he was three. His unusual paintings, which are sometimes hundreds of feet across, look three dimensional and appear to have been created out of thousands of tiny metal shards. He has tagged walls on nearly every continent, from Cape Town, Melbourne, New York and London, as well as his native China.
During the Los Muros Hablan Festival in Peurto Rico last year (2013), several artists including Conor Harrington, Jaz and SA’s Faith47 took some time to visit the dangerous, crime-ridden area of La Perla. They painted new murals in this strangely beautiful district, outside of main street art event.
Documentation of Falko’s visit to India in 2012…
Painting the side of a police station, Agra:
The Peacock and The Trash Fire, Agra:
The Lost Gorilla of the Taj Mahal:
Pyrenees Home Stay Roof, Agra:
Street Scene, Agra:
Demolition Squad‘s first ever video interview:
(Previously shared last year over Twitter and Facebook)
The first ever whole train painted in Africa!
Blak, Wer, Sure, Ink, Slate, Toe, Name, Raze on metro rail train Cape Town city, South Africa, 2013.
>> MORE HERE
65 graffiti artists from 13 countries descend upon São Paulo, Brazil for the 1st Biennial International “Graffiti Fine Art” Exhibition. In an art world where semantics matter, graffiti artists from around the world wonder what exactly is ‘Graffiti Fine Art’. After all, once graffiti leaves the street… is it even graffiti at all?
featuring SA street artist Faith47.
Zonnebloem renamed (2013) is a site-specific artwork by Haroon Gunn-Salie.
Executed on Sunday 17 August 2013, ‘Zonnebloem renamed’ marks the centenary of the 1913 Natives Land Act in South Africa. This short film forms part of the artist’s ongoing collaborative exhibition with District Six residents titled WITNESS.
WITNESS is a site-specific exhibition by artist Haroon Gunn-Salie which will be staged in one of the new homes in District Six on Friday 22 November 2013 from 14h00 – 17h30.
WITNESS was conducted between 2011 and 2013 and deals with still unresolved issues of forced removals and land compensation in District Six and South Africa. The exhibition occupies a home, 70 Chapel Street in phase two of the District Six redevelopment programme allocated to a family of land-restitution claimants.
District Six was a closely-knit, vibrant and multi-cultural community, forcibly removed by apartheid decree during the 1970’s from Cape Town city centre, when the area was declared ‘whites only’ under the Group Areas Act in 1968. During this time, District Six was officially renamed by the apartheid government as Zonnebloem. This renaming of the area further erased the history of the area and people from maps and public spaces.
‘Zonnebloem renamed’ is a short film, available on YouTube, shows Gunn-Salie executing series a temporary artworks by changing the ‘Zonnebloem’ roadsigns in central Cape Town to read ‘District Six’.
The artwork is self-reflexive piece with deep political intent. ‘Zonnebloem renamed’ is a brazen attempt by Gunn-Salie to change apartheid and colonial heritage that dominates peoples popular memory in Cape Town and South Africa, through artwork, social action and intervention.
Gunn-Salie is represented by the Goodman Gallery and in 2013 won a merit award in the Sasol new signatures competition. A University of Cape Town Michaelis School of Fine Art graduate created the body of artworks in collaboration with District Six residents. The exhibition engages in narrative oral history in unique manner, through a series of social sculptures and installations.
The project conducted between 2011 and 2013 sees the young artist collaborating with four District Six veteran residents. Participating collaborators are Ms Susan Lewis, Mrs Fasia Adams, Mr Abubaker Brown and Ms Zelda Hendricks.