An interview with our Artist for the month who also happens to be a homie working on an llustration for the site. Nepotism isn’t solely reserved for government.
Face for Fame!
ABC : Who are you and where are your from?
I am Baka:Beans and I come from millions of years of trial and error.
ABC: What kind of art do you make and why do you make it?
I don’t really know what kind it is. I just feel the need to do it. I’m always experimenting with new ways of creating. It makes me feel alive.
ABC: What got you into what you do and who and what are your influences?
I started doing what I do because I could find purpose in my imagination. So much influences me. Everything and anything I can absorb through the gift of the senses.
ABC: How do you feel about the graffiti or street art scene in Ape Town and the rest of South Africa?
It’s a species of its own. Theres always room to grow.
ABC: What have been the best or worst reactions to your work?
Some people say ‘wow’, some people say ‘gross’. People having varied opinions is inevitable. I carry on regardless.
ABC: What was or is your favourite drinking hole in this city?
There are a lot of ponds and water sources in Cape Town to quench your horse’s thirst whilst on your journey. Some even have atmosphere. Bonus.
ABC: What should we be looking out for from BAKA in the near future?Exhibitions,projects or any places we can find your work?
You’re just going to have to keep an eye and ear out. I’m productive. I progress each day. I won’t ever stop. There is plenty in the works. I’ve only just begun letting the cat out the bag.
ABC: Words of wisdom?
Always maintain eye contact with yourself and keep dreaming.