Faith47

Faith47

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Faith47 is an internationally-acclaimed visual artist from South Africa who has been applauded for her ability to resonate with people around the world. Through her work, Faith47 attempts to disarm the strategies of global realpolitik, in order to advance the expression of personal truth. In this way, her work is both an internal and spiritual release that speaks to the complexities of the human condition, its deviant histories and existential search.  Learn more about Faith47 HERE

32 nights – 50 000 stars – 560 clouds

32 nights – 50 000 stars – 560 clouds

[Great Big Story]

For most of his life, artist Myneandyours lived and worked in his native London. But after 28 years there, he felt the pull to help create a culture, rather than simply be a part of one already well established. So, Myneandyours took his creative talents to Dubai. For the past four years, he’s been on a mission to transform the city’s streets by creating large-scale, immersive art in some of the most unlikely spaces.

Follow Myne&yours on Instagram HERE

Visit Myne&yours HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

• Going under the name Myne&yours
• Being inspired by our experiences
• I’m giving back so it becomes yours
• I grew up in London
• I have Arab roots
• I wanted an identity
• It was very much a doodle
• You can use a symbol to make people think
• To create something crazy
• An immersive environment
• A car park
• When I first proposed the idea to them
• The universe and space
• Very quickly into the project
• The further we went along
• Once you go tiny bit beneath the surface
• A huge creative community
• A great group of like minded people doing amazing things
• I had no idea

Have passion Take chances

Have passion Take chances

[Sprite]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • I started painting murals at the age of 17
  • Everywhere I go it’s been a blessing
  • Visual aspects
  • That is what I love so much about South Africa
  • I’m an artist I didn’t really fall into the bracket of a street artist or a graffiti artist
  • You’ve just got to keep on going
  • A mural has a lifespan
  • It could last for 10 years
  • Create a style that will be acceptable to the community
  • Getting beaten up on the streets
  • People are misunderstood about why they do graffiti
  • We have a passion and we take chances
  • I could create a beautiful piece
  • Just remember your roots
  • And giving back is what it’s all about
  • At the end of the day when you leave, you give back, that’s all
  • You can’t take anything with you,
  • Push the scene, push the culture, push the positivity
  • Let it inspire you
Street Art

Street Art

Watch the following video :

 (DW English)
Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :
  • International participants in the Urban National Festival
  • Her work is on display in cities such as Paris and Chicago
  • These graffiti artists are working in Berlin for free
  • With the official permission of local authorities
  • An abstract visual language
  • You create a dialogue with the community
  • To bring together artists who enhance urban spaces in neighborhoods
  • By hosting workshops, events and exhibitions
  • It promotes community participation and creative exchange
  • To do projects in the city
  • Raise awareness
  • It’s not just vandalism
  • Has gained an international reputation as a capital of street art
  • Grey and drab at the time it’s run down facades became canvases for graffiti
  • It boosts neighborhood pride
  • Most locals seem to like what the artists do
  • Some will be replaced by new ones
From Trash to Art

From Trash to Art

Watch the following video :

https://pt-pt.facebook.com/BORDALOII

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • The plastic parts come from a car interior and the rest from bits he found on the street
  • This work is part of his “Trash Animals series”
  • The street is his studio
  • The outside walls are his canvas
  • He first made a name for himself in 2014 with this giant owl made of scrap
  • The sculptor has attracted a lot of attention on the internet with most people praising his creations originality
  • He wants to alert people to the consequences of climate change
  • He grew up in Lisbon and started creating street art when he was 11
  • “What I see every day is what motivates me”
  • In Portugal Street Art has developed into a culture in its own right
  • The authorities support Street Art Projects
  • They can experience art without having to go to the museum
  • His artworks also feature in exhibitions
  • A big solo show in a Lisbon gallery
  • You can sell it to an art collector
  • They are made to last forever
  • We transform it into something different
More information about the artist  : Bordalo II
| Finding Art in Unexpected Places |

| Finding Art in Unexpected Places |

||Watch the following video||

Finding Art in Unexpected Places

||Vocabulary to learn after watching the video||

  • Try to find beauty in our surroundings
  • I am going to find the most beautiful thing I could possibly find and frame it
  • Make it look beautiful
  • I think I’m going to find…..I have no clue
  • Find things in nature, in people, in flowers, butterflies….
  • I had no idea that this is what I would be doing today
  • I am just going to frame it
  • We miss the beauty in the simple things
  • It surrounds us, it is everywhere
  • I walk by every single day and never even take the time to stop and notice
  • Beauty is how you see it
  • I think that if we took some time
  • Beauty is everywhere around us