Halaal Soft Foodz (cartoons and cereal) is an exhibition that delves into the journey of a re-interpretation of ‘modern funk decadence” as seen through the mind and eyes of artist Dr Foodz. This exhibition is a showcase of a story about Dr Foodz’ journey through usual and unusual mediums and an intriguing array of paintings and illustrations “Soft Halaal Foodz” (cartoons and cereal) is the name given to this exhibition ‘with a difference ‘ which finds expression and influence from the consumption of Cartoons and Cereal as well as a spiritual journey into a kaleidoscope of food inspired/infused interpretations of art. From colorful hues that come with extensive use of color and a sense of humor that matches infinity, this exhibition sees us unpack the characters that roam freely in Dr Foodz world.


Artist Statement My work takes a critical view on social, political and cultural issues. In my project, I deconstruct the African dream, fairy tales, nursery rhymes, and lullabies that are part of our childhood and adult culture blended into one with the representation of color. Having engaged subjects as diverse as the civil rights movement, lifestyle in politics, music and modernist architecture, my work reproduces familiar visual signs, arranging them into new conceptually layered pieces. Oftentimes, these themes are combined with earthly colors exposed in my portraits, that feature mundane public figures juxtaposed with colorful lines representing the liveliness of the portraits, and often embellished with a down to earth, calm ambiance. The subject matter in each body of work determines the materials used and the forms of the work. I am a qualified copywriter, having studied with AAA school of advertising from 2011, graduating in 2013. I have been…

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Welcome to The Gray Side project, a new approach to the interaction between the artist and the gallery space. Initiated and hosted by Grayscale Store & Gallery in collaboration with Curbside Print House, two organisations with strong roots in the local Graffiti culture, the Project focusses on a small collective of South African graffiti artists with strong identities and unique styles. These artists, ranging in age and experience, have each in their own way made a significant impact on the developing Graffiti movement in South Africa. As part of their evolution as artists they are building on their graffiti foundations and taking what they have learnt working in the streets to explore a less familiar environment, that of the world of exhibitions, galleries and working in the studio. The traditional art gallery is, by contrast, a much more sterile and muted space than the city streets, the struggle for a…

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