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Enormous Murals Inspired by Local Traders in Warwick, South Africa

This year, street artist Faith47 was invited to participate in the 25th World Congress on Architecture in Durban, South Africa. As a cultural aspect of the event, the artist recently finished three of six planned pieces (the last three to be completed in August), which cover supporting columns underneath a main freeway overpass near the Early Morning Market in Warwick.

According to the artist, Warwick triangle is often chaotic and many are afraid to visit the area. She has dedicated her art to those who do venture to work and trade in the neighborhood everyday. The enormous and completely spectacular wall murals are inspired by actual traders, with gorgeous patterns and textures in the background. The beautifully detailed, monochromatic pieces tower over pedestrians and cars that pass by while the strong narratives dominate each concrete wall.

Faith47 explains, “Perhaps the Inyanga looks like an everyday person, he is not dressed in a traditional manner signifying his vocation; its true to life. We don't always know who someone is when we see him or her on the street, but there is a great wealth of stories hidden within each of us.”

Faith47's website
World Congress on Architecture website
via [Street Art News]

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