I ART JOBURG - a month in South Africa #1

This article was posted by Martha Cooper 1 Year, 9 months, 5 days, 1 hour, 12 minutes ago.

As usual, I’m slow to post so apologies for old news. South Africa was full of surprises.  From our artist-decorated rooms in Jo-Burg’s 12 Decades Hotel to graffiti pieces on trains to flocks of penguins in Cape Town, nothing was as I had imagined beforehand.  Although I’ve traveled to North, East, West and Central Africa, this was my first trip to South. Big up to organizer Ricky Lee Gordon aka Freddy Sam and Adidas for including me in this project.


We stayed in Maboneng, a trendy Jo-burg district with sidewalk cafes and small shops that reminded me of Brooklyn's Williamsburg.


Falko, an early writer from Mitchel Flats in Capetown, painted a puzzle mural with a bisected face.


Prolific Falko's second mural was hastily painted over--don't ask...


Headed for a project in India next, Falko painted an Asian elephant in anticipation of his travels.


Remed from Paris


Remed


Remed


Remed


Remed's second wall was eventually painted over by ESPI.


Fine artist Cameron Platter from Durban, South Africa painted Jo-burg newspaper ads in his first ever mural.


Cameron Platter


Cameron Platter mural with one of the innummerable recycling carts passing by.


ROA from Belgium, painting African animals atop a scary high lift


ROA


ROA


ROA


ROA


ESPO


ESPO


ESPO


ESPO


Sign Painter Guylan paints a portrait of ESPO to be displayed in ESPO's gallery installation


Guylan painting ESPO portrait


Guylan with one of his local works


Mambo school choildren in Soweto paint a wall outside their school with supplies and guidance ofrom I Art Joburg artists.

© Martha Cooper & 12ozProphet - Wednesday October 17, 2012

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