Backwoods Gallery is proud to present A Study of Hair, the third installment in what is to be a decade-long project. A Study of… is a series of group exhibitions in which local and international artists are invited to present a contemporary interpretation of a motif drawn from art history.
Faith47 has been busy in SA painting some incredible new murals… As featured in Die Antwoord’s new track – Pitbull Terrier
Faith47 has been busy painting this new mural in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, entitled ‘You hold no blame for my proud heart’
Bruce Horak and Oliver Brain produced the video of the process.
Painted in Tudela, Spain
New wall from Faith47 entitled CHANT, painted at NUART in Norway.
New Faith wall in Vienna in conjunction with the exhibition at the Ernst Hilger gallery.
Faith47 & Dal have been in town and gracing the walls of London with their work. Check out this piece by Faith entitled ‘London. You Beast.’
Beautiful new piece by Faith47 at Pow Wow Hawaii entitled ‘The Silence Before’.
VNA issue 21 featured artist Faith47 has just completed a piece entitled ‘Living Apart Entwined’ which is painted on the corner of Williams and Sussex st, Woodstock.
This is an area in Cape Town which has been witness to recent gentrification projects. “The piece speaks of the relationship between our seperate identities and our deep commonalities.”
Directed and shot by Makhulu.
Artwork by Faith47
Music by Gary Morris
Animation by Inka Kendzia
VNA issue 21 is here and it’s pretty special being the first to feature a female cover artist; and who better to take this highly coveted position than the queen of street art herself Miss Van.
Her beautiful hand-painted “poupees” and vivid sexual creatures have been capturing the hearts of art lovers and for years and after a brief hiatus from working on the streets, she’s back in full force. We caught up with her to delve a little deeper into the mind of a lady who has blazed a trail through this macho graffiti world.
This issue is bursting with interviews – from the Ever-Fresh crew member Rone, monochromatic illustrative master Joe Fenton and street art new-comer NoseGo. We also have pearls of wisdom from those who have been on the scene since its inception, like Inkie, photographer Alex Fakso and Canadian artist Johnny Crap who also took the time to design our latest subscriber t-shirt . We caught up with a few other influential ladies including graffiti artist Mad-C and stencilist Amanda Marie, as well as illustrative duo Wurstbande from Berlin. There’s also something a bit different from another duo, husband and wife Dal & Faith47 who chose to interview each other. If this wasn’t enough you can also find interviews with queen of crochet, Olek, and the brilliant Nicolas le Borgne, a.k.a Odö – as well as a look at what’s been going on in the streets of London, Detroit and Japan.
VNA 21 will be available with two alternative covers; one is exclusive to our web store and subscribers, while the other will be available through our network of stockists.
As always there is a screen-printed edition of the magazine, with artwork designed by Miss Van, 100 of which will be available at our London launch party alongside a screen-printed envelope and limited edition postcards. 20 of these limited packs will be up for grabs through an online lottery, and 30 will be sent out at random to those purchasing copies of VNA 21 through our website. Keep an eye out on Instragram, FB & Twitter for a sneak peak of these.
To register your interest for our online lottery please email LTD@verynearlyalmost.com before 6pm on 31 January.
Pre-orders are now available and will be posted out on 31 January.