I ♥ Jozi is an exciting highlight of the 2017 Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo featuring live painting by prominent graffiti artists from South Africa’s street art scene. Meet them at the Expo from Thursday, 23 to Sunday, 26 February 2017.
Who else understands the true passion for Jozi than her residents? At this year’s Expo, we pay tribute to our love for art, décor and design, and our love for our home, the city of Johannesburg through modern graffiti art. Explore and discover some of Jozi’s hidden secrets, gems and treasures! We commissioned three of South Africa’s top graffiti artists to bring to life and immortalise iconic Jozi landmarks. This larger than life project demystifies this art genre showing visitors how graffiti is used to combat inner city decay.
Our three graffiti artists, Damn Vandal, Giffy and Zesta will be at the Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo for all four show days and invite the public to pick up a spray can, try out some cool techniques and learn more about this thriving art form under the guidance of the city’s best.
DAMN VANDAL has evolved into one of the SA’s most sought after visual artists. Infusing his childhood love for comics with illustrative vector designs, he creates bold and colourful graffiti murals. His talent has earned him many commissions with top brands and motor enthusiasts in Durban and across the country.
From Durban with passion, GIFFY paints vivid murals with a broad range of subject matter. Coming from a graffiti background, his street art has grown – much like the plants and flowers he paints – into an enriching dose of positive energy. With animals and portraits, his work symbolises community and is from the heart.
Based in Johannesburg, ZESTA has been painting graffiti for over ten years. Loving both characters and letters, and a good challenge, his work is versatile and colourful. Through various personal murals and commissioned pieces, he incorporates his experiences and view on the world to tell a story.
Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo hits the streets! Look out for our super cool graffiti murals around Jozi.
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