A South African graffiti piece that can be found in Johannesburg has made the the top of a list for the worlds best street art murals.
Street Art Today, a platform for promoting street art and a full-service urban contemporary and street art agency, put together a list of the best murals around the globe for 2017 and a South African artist found her way at the top of the list.
The beautiful Elephant mural was created by Faith47 in April last year, which can be found in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Faith47 is an internationally-acclaimed visual artist from South Africa who has been applauded for her ability to resonate with people around the world. Through her work, Faith47 attempts to disarm the strategies of global realpolitik, in order to advance the expression of personal truth. In this way, her work is both an internal and spiritual release that speaks to the complexities of the human condition, its deviant histories and existential search.
Channeling the international destinations that have been imprinted on her after two decades of interacting with urban environments as one of the most renowned and prolific muralists, she continues to examine our place in the world.
Using a wide range of media intended for gallery settings, her approach is explorative and substrate appropriate, including found and rescued objects, shrine construction, painting, projection mapping, video installation, printmaking and drawings.
The seeds for Faith47’s works begin with a raw intimacy. Exploring the duality of human relationships, her imagery carries the profound weight of our interconnectedness.
While some people see a dilapidated building as proof that the world is purging itself of the unwanted, Faith47 is reclaiming these forgotten elements with a sensuality of her own and presenting them with a virtuoso’s skill-set.
Check out some of her amazing work below:
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Currently showing at Everard Read gallery in Cape Town. 21.10.2015 is a series of three collaborative works created with @imraanchristian The works explore the 2015 Student Protests in South Africa which marked a significant turning point for the country. The artwork intends to provoke and bring visibility to the need for transformation within the historical and institutional structures in South Africa. If you are in Cape Town be sure to visit the Gallery, more information can be found on @everard_read_cape_town_ #heart #XLVII #faith47 #imraanchristian #deconstruction #everardreadgallery #amandla #awetu!