South Africa and Mexico are two countries that are steeped in rich cultural heritage. From mythical stories and urban legends to popular sayings. This project aims to show what each nation understands about the cultural dynamics of the other.
ZA+MX= is a group exhibition which marks an art & design collaboration between South African and Mexican Illustrators. 6 South African artists have been selected and will be paired up with 6 selected Mexican artists. The theme of the project will be based on proverbs. Each artist must choose a proverb/saying from his or her native land. The two country’s artists will then exchange the proverbs – this means that South Africa will send their native proverbs to Mexico, and Mexico will send theirs to South Africa.
The artists are then required to create two pieces of work based on their understanding or interpretation of the proverb. The art pieces will comprise an illustrated image of the proverb, accompanied by a typographic rendition of the allocated proverb as a second illustration. The aim of the project is to explore cultural exchange through art & design, build a camaraderie spirit between artists in South Africa and Mexican artists, as well inspire each other and hopefully everyone that will come across the works.
These artworks, titled "Inhale" and "Ingest" are 900x600mm 3 color screen prints. That will be exhibited and sold in South Africa and Mexico later this year.
"Voy derecho y no me quito, si me pegan me desquito."
Which as far as I understand means heading towards one goal with no regrets or reservations about stepping on people to achieve your goal.
I did a t-shirt for Dirty Collective last year along with some some other radical artists (Skullboy, Ninja Bread Boy, Riot and Lee Herbert) that is being launched/sold at the Design Indaba tomorrow.
The range is called "Locals Only". There are only 30 prints of each shirt available.
My artwork is titled "Private Function". (You can buy the original drawing from me if you want)
There is also a really fun promo video of the process/range where I try to say something profound but I don't make any actual sense. I don't know how to put a Vimeo video on Blogger (Probably because Vimeo is fancy and blogger is for peasants) so you will have to click on this link if you want to watch it.
Safe Harbour: A test scene from a book that I'm in the early stages of writing/illustrating.
been trying to emulate my pen and ink drawings digitally to make things
editable and to get in smaller details. I will probably do a small run
of prints of this once I figure out what route to go (I really don't
like digital prints). Let me know if you are interested and I'll get in
touch when/if I eventually make prints. Print size will be between
420x420 and 594x594mm.