We delved deep into our archives to identify some of the recurring trends in art and design this year.
Cale Waddacor has given us a sneak peek into his soon-to-be-released book, ‘Graffiti South Africa’, that’s a visual feast of hundreds of vibrant images.
Illustrator, graphic designer and street artist Anwar Davids is motivated by “life and truth”, expressing himself so that others can relate and react.
Pastelheart is one of the most exciting creative talents to break from the Durban street art scene in recent times.
Witty illustrations that are automatically tweeted each day, two great new EPs, a seriously funny tumblr of coloured “poems” and lots more.
Relative newcomer, Sonny, is the street artist responsible for the bright new murals of wild cats that have leapt into the Jozi skyline.
World renowned street artist Shepard Fairey created a mural of Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg as part of Hennessy’s ‘Very Special World Tour’.
Mook Lion’s distinct works around Durban’s inner city have begun to add stimulating perspective to the Durban landscape and creative sphere.
Artist Liza Grobler dabbles in a diverse range of mediums, embracing bright colour and incorporating traditional craft techniques to create site-specific artworks. Her impressive portfolio includes everything from performance art, drawing and painting to crochet, beading and weaving. She’s done 11 solo exhibitions and her latest one titled Blindfolded Line, Dancing Through […]
As part of their Accidental Art project which is aimed at taking art onto the streets, Nando’s flew Colossal Media from the US to Cape Town to translate one of local artist Xolile Mtakatya’s pieces onto a mural. Colossal is renowned for their precise hand-painted murals and outdoor advertisements, and the Accidental Art mural […]
Local artist Xolile Mtakatya first began drawing on the walls of the prison cells where he was detained for political activism. Now, almost 30 years later, he is a well established artist with over 200 pieces in Nando’s restaurants and offices around the world. He’s been involved in the Nando’s Artist […]
In South Africa the RVCA Artist Network Program hosts regular exhibitions and makes projects possible for artists be they large scale murals, self-published ‘zines or product collaborations, all somewhat informed by or catering to young creative South Africa.
A collection of local creatives whose work is inspired by the city, reflecting the manufactured beauty of the urban jungle.
Township Art Tours, started in Khayelitsha by Juma Mkwela and Shani Judes, aims to shine a light in a stereotypical dark place and that light is public art.
Street artist r1 produces urban interventions to transform city spaces and create new visual alternatives. His latest piece, ‘Yield’, is found in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.