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Video: Gasak’s Graffiti

For this installment of Sprite and The FADER’s Obey You Collective: South Africa series, we’re exploring the life and art of Gasak, a fiercely determined South African street artist from the KwaZulu-Natal province. Yesterday, we … read more »

POSTED March 11, 2014 2:40PM IN ART+CULTURE VIDEO, Featured - Sprite, Sprite TAGS: , , , ,

Video: On the Street with Gasak

Last month, we introduced you to an artist named Gasak from Pietermaritzburg, the quiet capital of the KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa. In the interview, the 23-year-old opened up about dropping out of high school, … read more »

POSTED March 10, 2014 6:03PM IN Featured - Sprite, Sprite TAGS: , , , , ,
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Interview: Gasak, A Graffiti Artist From South Africa

When we speak over Skype from his one-bedroom apartment in Milan, where he currently lives, 23-year-old Gasak opens up about his recent projects, South Africa’s evolving graffiti scene, and why the best art is often the most polarizing. read more »

POSTED February 14, 2014 11:28AM IN ART+CULTURE INTERVIEWS, Featured - Sprite, Sprite TAGS: , , , , , ,

Video: Painting With Pastelheart

Last week you met pastelheart, an accomplished Durban-bred street artist with an eye for color and a taste for the surreal. In the second and final part of pastelheart’s mini-doc, we follow the 24-year-old through the course of a day in his not-so-ordinary life. read more »

POSTED February 3, 2014 1:41PM IN ART+CULTURE VIDEO, Featured - Sprite, Sprite TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

Video: Pastelheart Shows Us His Streets

Yesterday we introduced you to pastelheart, an eccentric 24-year-old artist from Durban. Today, we dive deeper into his artistic universe with the first of two videos, shot by Cape Town’s Adriaan Louw and narrated by pastel himself. read more »

POSTED January 31, 2014 1:36PM IN ART+CULTURE VIDEO, Featured - Sprite, Sprite TAGS: , , , , , , ,
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Interview: Pastelheart, A South African Street Artist

The Durban-based street artist opens up about getting arrested, his love/hate relationship with the internet, and the highs and lows of being a young, working artist in present-day South Africa. read more »

POSTED January 30, 2014 1:54PM IN ART+CULTURE INTERVIEWS, Featured - Sprite, Sprite Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , , ,
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RIP 5Pointz

It’s the end of an era. For more than a decade, Long Island City warehouse 5Pointz has acted as a larger-than-life canvas for groundbreaking street artists. Early this morning, the work of more than 1,500 … read more »

POSTED November 19, 2013 4:40PM IN ART+CULTURE NEWS TAGS: , ,

Banksy’s New York

British street artist Banksy’s self-instated, seemingly never-ending NYC residency has finally come to a close: on Thursday, near the Long Island Expressway, he tied up silver balloons that spelled out his name, posted photos to … read more »

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No Concessions: Legendary Wild Style Director Charlie Ahearn on Hip-Hop’s Unlikely Genesis

Widely considered the most important hip-hop movie in history, Charlie Ahearn’s 1983 film Wild Style captured the grassroots, New York City origins of a universe of music, art and dance that would grow up to … read more »

POSTED September 27, 2013 1:02PM IN ART+CULTURE INTERVIEWS, MUSIC INTERVIEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , , , ,