Street Art from Africa - Part 2
The artist collective Uhuru B, Smokillah and Bankslave
The four famous artists from Kenya have joined forces to encourage the population with their street art to rethink. There are many topics for this in Kenya - corruption, exploitation, violence. One of the most famous images of the collective is the representation of Kenyan politicians as vultures following their activities in a list of known issues. Bankslave is Nairobi's most famous artists. For him it is especially important to utilize graffiti as a tool for social change. The artist Lawrence William, with the pseudonym Uhuru emphasizes his view to change his country with graffiti. For the Revolution, the collective works quickly, efficiently and effectively. Each sequence is carefully considered. For the revolution - for Africa!
Ricky Lee Gordon
Ricky Lee Gordon also wants to achieve social change through his art. His street art is already known internationally, he painted, among other things already large murals in cities like Istanbul or Kathmandu. A remarkable work he performed once in an orphanage in Cape Town together with boys between eight and eighteen. He gave them art workshops and curated an exhibition with the kids. In addition, the unique artist works together with NGOs such as Amnesty International, WWF and Doctors Without Borders. In 2014, the National Geographic elected Freddy Sam to the „11 Street Art Greats“.
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