Driving along Ontdekkers Road and into the heart of Johannesburg’s CBD, you’ll pass numerous spaza shops (general convenience stores), car dealerships, barbers, butchers and restaurants that are adorned with their very own brand of art. Outside spaza shops in particular, the semi-realistic paintings depict popular items that can be found within, like Lucky Star pilchards, Coca-Cola, Tastic rice and Sunlight dishwashing liquid. Roadside barbers showcase the slick styles on offer, and outside an everything-cum-fishing-supply store, a grinning goldfish greets customers. It gets stranger still. Outside a butcher towards the end of Ontdekkers, there’s a no-nonsense chicken who stands proudly with his wings folded across his chest. Painted on the door of Funchal Cafe is a burger encased in a pasty bun with sauce oozing down the sides. In Braamfontein a woman painted on the wall of a hair salon (doubling up as an internet cafe) has been given a voice by a passer-by at some stage, and now asks: “My G, where is my motor?” in black ballpoint pen. This photo story documents the work of some Jozi’s hidden artists.