We wanted to create some artwork for our studio in Cape Town, so we ordered two big canvases and decided to do some black and white illustrations with a theme relating to the city of Cape Town.
I decided to do two simple representations of both sides of Cape Town, the Sea Point side, and the False Bay side, and incorporate some characters and a few other elements which create a sense of fantasy.
The characters Iook like monsters, but I personified them so they would at the same time seem to have very “human” characteristics. I added elements like glasses, writing pad, bathing shorts, beach ball, telescope etc. to do this. I incorporated a VOC flag onto the ship, which represents the explorers who first discovered Cape Town, and at the same time creates a sense of history.
The canvases were done using paint markers and spray paint, and are both 1,1m x 3,37m in size.