Times Live | Rea Khoabane:
In tunnels and on abandoned buildings, in railway marshalling yards and on walls throughout the city, whether you like it or not, street art is hard to ignore.
Illegal but gaining increasing public acceptance, graffiti brings forgotten cityscapes to life. It gives passers-by an opportunity to judge the work of street artists.
Al Fresco: Graffiti artist Sonny paints a giant mural at the Bryanston, Johannesburg, offices of marketing and advertising company Ogilvy & Mather, featuring David Ogilvy as its creative eagle. Image by: Moeletsi Mabe
The British graffiti artist known as “Sonny” is to launch his first solo international exhibitions in Johannesburg, Cape Town, London and New York later this year. The exhibitions will comprise a series of canvas works and some painted sculptures.
As a young artist living in South Africa, Sonny will use classic wildlife imagery to convey a message about the importance of conservation, highlighting the plight of endangered animals…
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