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Wesley Pepper

Fine Artist Social Entrepreneur - I'm the piano player, composing my life's soundtrack. Mondego. If u want 2 put the world right, start with your self.. live your passion !!!!! `If you if you Fail to Plan, you Plan to Fail!!` words by My Late great Grand Father

Afrika Rea Bolela. A collaboration between Wesley Pepper and Mol

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Mandl’akhe 16 (1) a

Mandl’akhe 16 (1) a

We were always fascinated by graffiti and other street- related ‘sub-cultures’. I loved the idea of expressing creativity in and on what seems like a very unforgiving environment. The city as a metaphor in contemporary society is heavy, with its tall buildings, billboards, highways, shopping malls, street vagrants, hustlers, drug dealers and overweight police officers it’s a noxious but functional place we all call home. Our art making for this exhibition stems from this ridged texture.

We focused on the ‘Freedom of Speech’ clause in the ‘Bill of Rights’ and took a very critical stance on how it was manipulated and distorted over the past few years into this abstract version we have today. The current government is distorting and the constitution and fooling the populace with boring rhetoric keeping our minds busy with rubbish while there is something sinister going on behind the curtain.

We wanted to make our point by using the street (art) texture by collaging and integrating it with a formal (standard) art making. The collaboration is centred around ‘street art’ we had a look at different elements and styles then started experimenting on ‘street pole add posters’. We used its bold ambiguous text as a starting point and through much experimentation we felt we needed to be more direct and needed a main -character as a kind of vantage point. We selected the tragic figure ‘Andries Tatane’ his story and ill-fated ending epitomises everything that’s wrong in contemporary South Africa. The numbers -16 (1) a- in the titles is reference to the Bill of Rights ‘Freedom of Expression’ clause.

A 2013 Protest 16 (1) a

All animals/humans are equal, sometimes ..16 (1) a

All animals/humans are equal, sometimes ..16 (1) a

 

Disa-STAR 16 (1) a

Disa-STAR 16 (1) a

 

The Unnecessary Martyr - Andries Tatatane #1 16 (1) a

The Unnecessary Martyr – Andries Tatatane #1 16 (1) a

The Unnecessary Martyr - Andries Tatatane#2 16 (1) a

The Unnecessary Martyr – Andries Tatatane#2 16 (1) a

 

The Unnecessary Martyr - Andries Tatatane#3 16 (1) a

The Unnecessary Martyr – Andries Tatatane#3 16 (1) a

 

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  • Wesley Pepper

    Im looking to start a Art bank where WE ‘rent’ arts work like at the library and distribute it to the Black Diamond or middle class. I found a chick that’s willing to help put it all together. It’s win, win situation!! – Ill keep everyone up to speed with the project. ..oh an thank for the nice words

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  • Paul Paunde

    I’m still a fan of the Andries Tatane pieces. Great work Dr. Pepper

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    Im looking to start a Art bank where WE ‘rent’ arts work like at the library and distribute it to the Black Diamond or middle class. I found a chick that’s willing to help put it all together. It’s win, win situation!! – Ill keep everyone up to speed with the project. ..oh an thank for the nice words

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    I’m still a fan of the Andries Tatane pieces. Great work Dr. Pepper

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