INTERTEXTUAL CHIMERA / ASHA ZERO

  “Copying, splicing and pasting of cultural information, appropriating bits and pieces of narrative are commonplace today. It plays a role in linking various systems,…

KALASHNIKOVV GALLERY / MURRAY TURPIN

“Kalashnikovv went from concept to reality through a cocktail of blood, sweat, tears as well as trial and error. In collaboration with my business partner…

ABSTRACTION / JOHN MURRAY

“A commission can have parameters. I think it is important to keep the ‘client’ in mind, but most importantly to stay true to your own…

BUTTER CURLS / MIA CHAPLIN

“I slowly slipped into an affair with impasto. It’s kind of hard to describe if you have never worked with oil paint before but the…

MAMBA BAMBA / CYRUS KABIRU

“We have that problem in Kenya where a lot of the artists are selling ‘poverty’ and tell you some story about their background so that…

ZHANE WARREN / WARREN EDITIONS

“The studio can boast of a very successful internship program. The interns have ranged from students to young professionals, artists, musicians, designers, illustrators, producers, photographers,…

NIKHIL SINGH / WITCHBOY

“I generally avoid definitions, preferring to grow like a stain behind things, in dark corners, under beds…etc. One day a person might look up and…

SARAH BAHBAH / SEX & TAKEOUT

I heard this quote once, but I’m not sure where it’s from. It says “Observe everything around you as if you’ve never seen it before,”…

JAN HENRI BOOYENS / MY WAR

“There is no narrative, political agenda or body politics. There is nothing I am trying to tell you, I am not trying to convince you…

BYE BENECO / CHEMIROCHA

Chemirocha is not only a song that comes from the Kipsigi tribe in Kenya but it also tells the story of how the American yodler,…

NARCOSE / SHORT FILM

Deep water free diving exposes its practitioners to a form of narcosis, which induces several symptoms, among which a feeling of euphoria and levity that…

KIRSTEN LILFORD / UTOPIA

“For me it is not necessarily about choosing to create a conscious divide between reality and the environment in my paintings. My work is about…

CYMATICS / NIGEL JOHN STANFORD

The most unusual part of making Cymatics was the fact that the music was written after the video was filmed. In 1999 I watched a…

LIONEL SMIT / HARVEST MOON

“ When I asked my father for money, he gave me some art materials and said that I should make my own money. I think…

MARK KANNEMYER / LORCAN WHITE

“The stylistic stamp of Bitterkomix in the work of younger artists is not necessarily a good thing, we (Konradski, Joe Dog and I) were looking…

GAVIN MORGAN / FAMILIA 10

Familia was founded back in 2004 by Johannesburg skateboarders Gavin Morgan and Adrian Day. Feeling disconnected and uninspired by existing local board brands and the…