Three Joburg-based artist friends embarked on a road trip across the country, painting murals and documenting their adventure. Painter/illustrator/muralists Lisolomzi Pikoli (Mr Fuzzy Slipperz) and Skumbuzo Vabaza (Skubalisto), and photographer Karabo Mooki (Mooki Mooks) had all been travelling overseas and on their return wanted to rediscover and better understand their home country through public art and service. The painting tour, titled Dreams Close To Home and co-sponsored by RVCA’s artist network program, took 15 days to complete.
Both being Xhosa, Mr Fuzzy Slipperz and Skubalisto have their heritage deeply rooted in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape, respectively, which provided a route for the tour. The team started their trip in Cape Town and visited Jeffreys Bay, Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown and the Transkei before ending up back home in Joburg.
In each city, town or wide open space that the trio visited, Fuzzy and Skuba produced a collaborative mural and Mooks documented the process. An exhibition showcasing all their pieces will take place on the 6th of September at Velo Art Cafe in Braamfontein. Visitors will be able to buy original works, T-shirts and books about the trip.
All photos taken by Karabo Mooki:
Transkei (featuring Danielle West):
Johannesburg (Featuring Kasi 1):