We decided to collect some inspiration for those entering Nokia Asha’s competition to find the next big street artist in South Africa.
To enter, they’re asking you to design a mural inspired by the Nokia Asha phones and submit it through the Nokia Street Artist Facebook tab or through Mxit. The entries will be judged by us at 10and5 and mural artists Yo Yo Paint Crew and Sindiso Nyoni aka R!OT.
The winner gets to share their art on a city wall plus walks away with a R10 000 cash prize. Doesn’t sound too bad, does it?
Find the details here. The deadline is this Wednesday the 10th of October so get moving!
Here are just a few of the many great local street artists to get inspired by:
Faith47 is one of the biggest street art names in South Africa. Her work can be found in cities all over the world as far as Shanghai, New York and Melbourne.
Rasty is a professional graffiti artist from Johannesburg who was first introduced to the art form way back in 1999.
DALeast is a Chinese born artist who is based in Cape Town when he isn’t travelling the world sharing his art on the streets and through exhibitions. He first started doing art in public spaces, under the alias DAL, in 2004.
See-Saw-Do is the full-time project of three visual artists, Xanele and Jeremy Puren and Schalk Venter, based in Cape Town. They use their art and creative talents for social change by painting murals on and inside creches and schools.
Freddy Sam, also known as Ricky Lee Gordon, has been painting murals on the street for over 12 years. He says, “Painting on the street for the everyday man is a experience and satisfaction that I feel can not be replicated by any other art-form.”
Please Note: These artists aren’t associated with Nokia Asha, we’ve just shared their beautiful work here as inspiration.