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art, DESIGN

Marks Sign

April 19, 2016

Marks Sign

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Shane has a friend called Mark who is the most amazing local artist who paints pretty much anything you can imagine. He was the talented hands behind Desmond and The Tutus’ second album cover and made us the best family portrait (before our Neens came along).

The thing about Mark is that you can show him absolutely anything, any photo, any typeface, any reference and he’ll make it for you in his crazy talented style. So Shane knowing just how talented this man is has made it his mission to help get Mark’s name out there by helping him start an online business, because more people need to see and OWN Mark’s work.

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art, DESIGN

Jedediah Corwyn treehouses

April 17, 2016

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I came across this awesome project by Jedediah Corwyn on Booooooom the other night. This artist’s latest series titled ‘somewhere small’ is made up of tiny handcrafted treehouses which are built in and around succulents and cacti pot plants. When I saw them they literally made me smile like a Cheshire cat high on catnip, they also made me want to build my own teeny tiny treehouse in one of my plants. He also hand makes pottery, silk rugs, furniture, sculptures, paintings, and various other things that occupy each house.

I love this idea so much.

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illustration

Wilmari Botha

March 4, 2016

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Wilmari Botha is currently exhibiting at Wolves. Her show called Skin and Bone is made up of original framed drawings and then limited edition prints, if you missed out on the ink version. Her illustrations explore the human body, inside and out to reveal how bizarre it actually is.

The show is visually interesting and quite different from a lot of the stuff we’ve had up at Wolves and the prices are crazy good. So all I’m saying is why don’t you go grab yourself a coffee and and a cupcake and then buy yourself some nice new art. You can never have enough cool art.

Support local talent, lets make them famous. Hooray.

The show will be up until the 24th of March.

Wolves address: No 3 Corlett Drive, Illovo, JHB

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DESIGN, illustration

Shaun Hill

November 5, 2015

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What can I say about this young illustrator slash designer slash person who is amazing with anything that is art related? Shaun Hill is honestly one of the most talented individuals that I have ever met because he can swop and adapt his design and illustration style at the drop of a hat. I’ve always admired and secretly hated people who are really good at drawing and painting etc. It just fascinates me how they can literally pick up a pen and draw an object to look exactly like the real thing. I on the other hand can pick up a pen and draw something that may vaguely resemble a weeping pineapple even though it’s meant to be a chair!

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ceramics, DESIGN

Dayfeels

October 11, 2015

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I have a deep love for all things pretty that have been made my hand, especially ceramics, in fact I may or may not have a weak spot for them so when I came across Amor Coetzee’s work, especially her ceramics I found myself swooning. Amor is a Cape Town based artist who has a beautiful range of ceramics and illustrations under the brand – Dayfeels.

Amor’s ceramics allow her to experiment with texture, contrast, abstract shapes and patterns to create hand-made, one of a kind pieces which are just too pretty for more words. So I’m going to stop typing here and let you see them rather.

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DESIGN, illustration

Creeps an Exhibition by Amber Smith

October 7, 2015

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Amber Smith is a young talented illustrator who is one of my favourite local young creatives. She has exhibited at Wolves a couple of times before and this month she is doing a solo show called Creeps which is going to consist of framed original paintings and prints.

Amber is really good at what she does, her work is always fresh and unexpected. I own a couple of her pieces and I’m sure I’ll be buying this time around too. So if you’re looking for some cool stuff to add to your art collection make sure you swing past Wolves this Friday, the show starts at 6pm.

Below are some examples of the work going up.

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