I have an exhibition opening tomorrow night at Friendly Stranger in Port Elizabeth. I am really excited about this show as its in a new restaurant that has recently refurbished an old brewery building in the city. I won’t be able to attend the opening but if you in the area please check it out. I will be showing some new works as well as a retrospective of some of my older illustrations. Check out Friendly Stranger over here.
I just picked up the prints for the “plantations” print series I released last week. These prints are moving quick so if you want one posted to you before Christmas drop me a mail on: email@example.com. Thank you all for your continued support. I will also be selling these prints and others at I Heart Market this weekend. R400 each / shipped in a tube / including postage.
I have 3 new prints available for purchase as of today. A3, R400 and shipping worldwide. If you interested in buying a print or two drop me a mail on: firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of the print.
The new prints are part of a series entitled “plantations” and it is in celebration of our litte baby boy who will be turning 1 on the 5th December 2012. Over this year we have seen him transform into a wonderful human being and is still developing of course! As he has grown this year he has become fascinated with nature, plants, bugs, birds and trees. This has made me realize how I have lost touch with my surroundings and I wanted to use nature as a metaphor for how change is possible within us.
“from within us a new spirit is born” A3 on emtini liner (brown paper) R400
“reflective perspective” A3 on emtini liner (brown paper) R400
“unseen horizons” A3 on emtini liner (brown paper) R400
In celebration of our child who will be 1 years of age on 5 December 2012 I will be releasing 3 new prints this Friday.
The work is influenced by his fascination with nature! This past year my wife and I have seen him transform into a walking and curious little human being. It made me realize how I have lost touch with nature around me. I have also been looking at how nature changes within seasons and how we as individuals have dry seasons. Often we don’t understand that we need to push through these dry seasons to reach our goals. The series is called “plantations”.
Street Scene do tailor made tours around Durban taking visitors into the heart of the city and local townships. For their office entrance I was asked to do a series of fun portraits of people who have made an impact in Durban.
I recently got approached to do a digital interpretation of the container mural that I did earlier this year. It will be a special A2 fold out poster in the next issue of Spilt Milk – a South African architectural magazine
I recently got selected to submit some of my illustration work to The Eagle Awards 2012! In 1966 Independent Newspapers decided to do something proactive to promote and develop exceptional print advertising in South Africa, and so The Eagles Awards were born. My work was well received from the industry even though I did not win anything this time.
This last week I was in Cape Town painting a mural for the Myciti bus system. It is the best project I have ever been commissioned to do and I feel really honoured to have been working with the talented folk who selected me for the project. Proposals for the project were sent from Russia, Netherlands, Poland and South Africa so the level of work that had been submitted was of an extremely high standard. A special thanks to Bruce Mackay and Paul Senyol for letting me stay at their studio and for making me feel so welcome during my stay.
I wanted to convey a sense of movement for this mural as it deals with transportation and a rough urban feel which can be found in the older buildings around Cape Town.
At this stage I wasn’t happy with the way the mural was looking and I wanted to roughen it up a bit…
I was working most days and nights to get the mural done. Cape Town is a lot safer than Durban and I was even given a KFC ice cream from an onlooker – that’s a first!
This picture was taken at about 10pm on Saturday night as I finished off the mural so the quality is not the greatest. Some more photos to follow with the video interview that will also be featured on ETV soon!
This was my view on lunch break! Beautiful!
I really loved the texture of this old building by Paul Senyol’s studio which really inspired my mural too.
This last week was also the opening of Paul Senyol and L.A. based artist Augustine Kofie’s exhibition which was super cool! I been a fan of Augustines’s work for the last 5 years or so. I remember watching an interview with him in The Run Up DVD so it was pretty mind blowing having pizza with him and chatting to him about art. Check out his work here.
Augustine painted a porsche for the exhibition!
Paul + Janine are cool.
I also got to pick up some nice new RVCA shirts in Century City! Thanks for the support RVCA!
Paul Senyol and his studio mates have an amazing studio. Its really inspiring to see people pursue their dreams and share such an amazing space together. So the big question is do we stay in Durban or move to Cape Town people?