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 premiered a short documentary about him that showcased the crisp, vibrant graffiti aesthetic that he's been honing for nearly a decade. In this second and final Gasak video, we get to see the 23-year-old in action as he works on some original artwork, created especially for the Obey You Collective: South Africa series. One piece features two professional basketball players competing against one another with a squatter camp illustrated in the background. "You’ve got to have a dream and you’ve got to try to accomplish it with what you have," Gasak explained — articulately —when we spoke about the mural. "Even if you come from the dirtiest place on Earth, you can still be good at something." Watch the full clip now; it's soundtracked by Dirty Paraffin's remix of the Motèl Mari track "According To Who." For more, read our entire conversation with Gasak and then check out more honest, original stories from South Africa over at TheFader.com/Sprite.
Video: Gasak’s Graffiti
In the second and final Gasak video, the young graffiti artist works on a striking original mural for Sprite and The FADER.
March 11, 2014