FaithXLVII x Moniker x BSA

In advance of Moniker in Brooklyn this May, we are interviewing some of the artists who are influenced both by street practice and fine art as the contemporary urban art category continues to evolve. Today, BSA is talking to FaithLXVII.

A wistful interconnectedness is a common thread through the work of South African graffiti/Street Artist/muralist/fine artist Faith47, her calm monochromatic palette in service to eloquent expressions of internal, emotional and spiritual matters.

Painting and traveling around the world for two decades, her confident virtuosity is able to communicate with quiet strength, a subtlety not often found in the urban environment.

FaithXLVII (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“Through her work, Faith47 attempts to disarm the strategies of global realpolitik, in order to advance the expression of personal truth,” says her current bio, and we spoke with her for a minute about her participation in Moniker.

BSA:How would you describe your work to someone who is seeing it for the first time?
FaithXLVII: How can one explain in words a language that is not verbal?

BSA:What’s most important to you?
FaithXLVII: These days what is most important to me is keeping a calm and centered state of mind.

FaithXLVII (photo © Jaime Rojo)

BSA:Are graffiti and Street Art allowed to change, or should there be a strict definitions they adhere to?

FaithXLVII: One can’t stop the clouds from moving. Nothing is permanent. We all know that the essence/ethos of how things started is now watered down. Nevertheless there are things that have grown out of what was. That is what interests me, the progression and evolution of certain artists who expand and refine their practice over the years.

BSA: Name one artist whose work you admire today.
FaithXLVII: Blu

FaithXLVII (photo © Jaime Rojo)



For more information please go to Moniker Art Fair HERE.