Faith47 is a South African artist whose work has become part of the fabric of cities around the world. The beauty she finds in the brokenness of abandoned spaces resonates through her storytelling. Her images painted onto the city’s weathered canvas create textured narratives that become one with the place. Combining her pursuit of mysterious with the decayed city walls’ stories of time passed, her work presents a way of seeing through the physical reality into the layers underneath. There is the semblance of the impermanence of life, a fascination with the deep tragedy of our existence, and the yearning of mankind to find spiritual safety within this great chaotic unknown.
Faith47’s subject matter embodies these preoccupations: iconic figures both mourn and warn against the human condition; great beasts remind that nature is our wisest teacher. At the same time humble, these characters respectfully recede into the cityscape. Often solitary they delineate the plight of the individual, enraptured with the mystery of existence. They form parables that are hints at truths, evoking the possibilities of a spiritual journey.
As Faith47 travels the globe, so her transcendental tales leave behind wrapped-up mysteries for the world to unfold, ever-ready to spark truths to be ignited within.