'Waiting for the rain'
Cape town is suffering from the worst drought ever, and counting days to 'day zero', when the city will in the worst case scenario run completely out of water.
@ipaf_festival invited a bunch of artists from South Africa and around the globe to make a painting with the theme 'Nature doesn't need us, we need nature' We were painting in the neighbourhood called Salt River.
I asked the family living in this house, what are their wishes for the mural, and they were dreaming of nature and a waterfall, which makes sense in the middle of this dry time.
I wanted to create a dream image, alternative reality where the water is flowing freely, and life is flourishing, a happy place to escape from the burning sun.
I had a great time painting the house of this lovely family and the painting has got a really nice feedback from the community.
Time in Cape town has been really interesting and full of mixed emotions. I could also feel in the city the legacy of the apartheid and saw a ton of homeless people. There were super fancy areas with electronic fences, townships and then so much mind-blowing nature. It's a city of extremes.
It was great to meet so many artists from South Africa and around the world, and share this experience with the local community and fellow painters. Thank you IPAF for invitation and making it happen. #ipaf2018#bazart#paintsmiths#l7#streetartcapetown#muralism#art#streetart#wallpaintings#defeatdayzero#nature#saltriver#animals#aerosolart#graffitiart#southafrica#capetown#katutaide#seinämaalaus#streetarteverywhere
Mural "Lección de Historia" , 7 x 45 metros , Matadero Franklin. Obra de Javier Barriga @grasosobremagro , en la cual tuve el honor de participar metiendo brochazos por 2 semanas donde se necesitaba ayuda junto al resto del equipo. Y gracias @grasosobremagro por confiarme la tarea de pintar el caprichoso gato misterioso 🐈
Un saludo al Nene, al Juan y el Pimentón de Barrio Franklin
Completed mural from Tran Nguyen @mynameistran for @powwowworldwide this week.
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