R1 – Hidden Trophy

South African street artist R1 created a new work

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is made out of 100 reflective chevron street signs. The signs have been assembled in a colour scheme that forms one singular mandala. The hypnotic colourful design within the circle (in its blue outline) hides the image of a blue wildebeest. The piece is influenced by African craftwork designs usually found in bowls and plates. The artwork has been placed at a T-junction. When cars drive passed it, it illuminates at night. Location: New Doornfontein, Johannesburg / Dimensions: 5 meter X 5 meter / 2015.

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Above – Incognito

The infamous street artist Above was invited by the City of Gold Festival in South Africa to paint a flashy new mural. Using his signature arrows, the mural painted on the streets of Johannesburg consists of vibrant colours and overlapping layers of imagery.

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ABOVE – Blood Diamond Mural

Street artist ABOVE got down on a very controversial mural on the exterior wall of Johannesburg’s “Jewel City”.
“Africa has had a devastating history of blood diamond wars. Blood diamond refers to a diamond mined in a war zone and then sold to finance an invading army’s war efforts, usually in Africa where more than two-thirds of the worlds diamonds are extracted.” – As said by ABOVE. Pictures and Video after the jump.

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