Faith 47

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Faith’s images reconstruct lost objects, broken-down cars, old factories and dusty side roads of forgotten towns. She investigates how humans interact with their environment, what scratches and memories they leave behind. Her interactions resonate with our fragility, with our innate understanding of symbols, dreams, textures and inevitable impermanence.

Faith47 is a self-taught artist, best known for her graffiti and street art. While her home and studio are based in Cape Town, the artist is a seasoned traveler, spending much of her time exploring the world and creating art based on compelling and touching experiences with the people and places she encounters. November 2011 saw her back in Johannesburg where she spent some time working in studio at DKW, Arts on Main. She developed a suite of monoprints that originated from a combination of woodblock print and monotype techniques.

Faith draws inspiration from her existential questions. She ventures off into places where others might not venture into. Faith is humbled by the destructive and creative nature in human life. Her paintings are both metaphorical and meaningful. She tries to convey a message that is abstract and definitive, looking for meaning in the words, life, death, and freedom. Faith says, “My experiences painting on the street have bled over into my studio work and into these prints, bringing in the moods and textures of the urban environment as well as the scrawlings, sentences, poems  and texts that are left behind by disenfranchised homeless people, stowaways and gangs tags that I’ve been documenting over the past few years.”

Artworks by Faith 47
 

Series: The Long Wait by Faith47

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the long wait X

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the long wait II

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the long wait IV

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the long wait V

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the long wait VII

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the long wait I

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the long wait III

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the long wait VI

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the long wait VIII

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the long wait IX

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the long wait XI

 
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seaching 2

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the years of endurance

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Tought to Get Easy to Die

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man is the creature that must…

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before we born

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come for blessings

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daily production

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die aksie

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don't let me down my sweety

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exit

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gross earnings

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heartland

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heritage

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I see all

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lost love

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lost lover

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saints and martyrs

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sonop

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south africa (1)

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south africa (2)

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the balance of opposites

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the cycle of vanities

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the golden years

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the jacaranda tree

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mouth of honey heart of rancour

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never trust kids

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the land war

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push life to sea

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the unstable earth

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the years on endurance

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raak wys

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there's no bond that can enslave

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racing home

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untitled (china and africa)

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rich man is innocent

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rich man is innocent (sketch)

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zimbabwean dispensation project

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