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Pastelheart is one of the most exciting creative talents to break from the Durban street art scene in recent times. Still developing his unique art style, his eye for the exceptional has already seen his work profiled on The Fader as well as being exhibited in New York City. With a guest spot representing the Durban creative scene in Sprite’s Obey You Collective campaign earlier this year, we caught up with Pastelheart on his craft, his expansion into fashion as well as his favourite pass time away from art-making. You come across as quite the enigma. Is this the point of Pastelheart? Being an enigma is one of my characteristics – it comes more naturally than anything else. It appears every young person making any form of art in Durban knows the name Pastelheart. Either you’re the president, or there are other reasons. Why do you think this is? President… No. I love this city. Most of us know each other here. I think if I have become known among the artists, as you said it’s for different reasons. I am yet to discover them. Name 3 rules creatively, which you make sure to break every time you make an artwork. The first would be my surroundings, so when creating an art piece, I am exposed on the street. My personal space gets redefined. Second, would be the financial aspect, I believe that I have to discontinue all thoughts that encourage giving up. You have to make art when you have nothing that shows that you have the right motives. Third most is that my process and final appearance is always a reflection of my personal being. I focus on being carefree towards the negativity of the world, just make art, this way you won’t harm those around you.