Acrylic Walls: Gaia, JAZ, Know Hope, Freddy Sam in S. Africa

A Month-Long Painting Project in Johannesburg and Cape Town

Four Street Artists have been painting for about a month in Johannesburg and Cape Town as part of a project by Ricky Lee Gordon. “Acrylic Walls” highlights the maturing voices of a handful on today’s Street Art scene even as they continue to explore and experiment with realism, surrealism, text and poetry – in a context unknown to at least three of them. Call it an art vacation.

Featured here are exclusive images of the new finished pieces and works in progress by Gaia from New York, Know Hope from Tel Aviv, Franco JAZ Fasoli from Buenos Aires, and their Cape Town host Freddy Sam.

Special thanks to Ricky for sharing these images with BSA readers.

Freddy Sam and Gaia Collaboration in progress. (Image © and courtesy Ricky Lee Gordon)

Freddy Sam and Gaia Collaboration. (Image © and courtesy Ricky Lee Gordon)

Freddy Sam (Image © and courtesy Ricky Lee Gordon)

Freddy Sam (BSA photo exclusive © courtesy Ricky Lee Gordon)

Freddy Sam (Image © and courtesy Ricky Lee Gordon)

Gaia (Image © and courtesy Ricky Lee Gordon)

Gaia (Image © and courtesy Ricky Lee Gordon)

Freddy Sam on the left with a work in progress by JAZ on the right. (Image © and courtesy Ricky Lee Gordon)

JAZ installation in progress. (Image © and courtesy Ricky Lee Gordon)

JAZ. Detail. (Image © and courtesy Ricky Lee Gordon)

Know Hope installation in progress. (Image © and courtesy Ricky Lee Gordon)

Know Hope (Image © and courtesy Ricky Lee Gordon)

Know Hope (Image © and courtesy Ricky Lee Gordon)

Know Hope’s text appears in an unassuming way. (Image © and courtesy Ricky Lee Gordon)

Know Hope installation in progress. (Image © and courtesy Ricky Lee Gordon)

Know Hope places his figure in thigh-high water (Image © and courtesy Ricky Lee Gordon)

A detail of a large wall collaboration: Freddy Sam, Gaia, Jaz and Know Hope. (Image © and courtesy Ricky Lee Gordon)

Local Flavor (Image © and courtesy Ricky Lee Gordon)

Click here for details of “Ways of Seeing” A group exhibition featuring all four artists above opening this Jan 24 in Cape Town.

Click here to learn more about Acrylic Walls.

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