A huge inflatable floating art sculpture called Kaws:
Holiday was recently towed into Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. Huge crowds
flocked to see the 37 metre figure that is the work of American artist Kaws
(real name Brian Donnelly), renown for his characters with X’s
for eyes. The artist comented, saying that he hoped his work will help people
to relax. This particular character, named Companion, will remain in the harbor
for a month and plays a part in the city’s art festival.
I’ve been living in South Africa for almost six years now and anyone that knows me will also know that I am an avid collector of anything of visual interest. In fairness most would think what I find visually interesting strange. It can be anything from a texture on a wall, aged billboard signs, street art, old architecture to vintage branding, signage and packaging design. The cell phone camera and large hard drives have saved my family home from a man cave cluttered with all the stuff. In ...
A huge thanks to my company CTTC Design and
Nedbank for the invitation to the premier of 'Refuse the Hour", a
chamber opera (performance art) by South Africa's most internationally
acclaimed artist, William Kenteridge.
The venue for the evenings performance was the Cape Town City Hall. It always feels like such an honour to be inside this important and beautiful building. The very same place that in February 11th 1990, Nelson Mandela, standing on the balcony, made his fi...
My family and I recently visited 'The Art
of the Brick' exhibition which is currently on show in Cape Town. The
exhibition by artist Nathan Sawaya is unique in that it's constructed
completely from Lego blocks!
There's a short film as you enter the exhibition, where Sawaya tells the compelling story of his journey from an unhappy lawyer to an inspired and celebrated artist with his work from Lego blocks. He speaks about believing in yourself and doing the things that you ...