Faith XLVII

Faith XLVII
Faith XLVII is an internationally acclaimed street- and studio-based artist currently living in Cape Town, South Africa.

Following an active street art career spanning more than fifteen years, her work can now be found in major cities around the world. Using a wide range of media, including graphite, spray paint, oil paint, ink, photography and collage, her approach is explorative and bends to the surface on which she is working – from found and rescued objects, to history-blemished city walls, and studio-prepared canvas and wood.

Through her work, Faith XLVII attempts to advance the expression of personal truth offering both an internal and spiritual release that speaks to the complexities of the human condition.

Faith47s first solo exhibition, ‘Fragments of a Burnt History’, was held at the David Krut Gallery in Johannesburg in 2012. Using an immersive environment, it explored the transformation of Johannesburg into a more representative African city, exposing the harsh realities of day-to-day life and capturing the remnants of South Africa’s complex history in a personal and symbolic manner. 

Her 2014 solo exhibition in London, ‘Aqua Regalia’, further extended the possibilities of immersive spaces, enveloping the viewer into a sacred room filled with collected objects from everyday life that – together with figurative paintings – explored the notion of the mundane and unwanted as sacred.