“Ex Animo” represents the most complete and exhaustive collection of artist Faith47’s works, encompassing her creations both on the streets and within her studio. This monograph contains critical essays by Kristin Farr (Deputy Editor at Juxtapoz Magazine), Carlo Mc Cormick (famous critic and curator from New York) and Jaqueline Flint. Ex Animo delves into the artist’s most significant projects, ranging from “The Psychic Power of Animals,” where Faith masterfully portrays the strength and dominance of alpha animals in full scale, to “The Long Wait,” a series of murals depicting the men of Johannesburg in their moments of anticipation.
In an interview, Faith expressed her desire to amplify silenced voices, emphasising the profound yet understated reflections on life. In a country like South Africa, where a cruel history still casts its shadow on the present, turning a blind eye to injustice is not an option.
Faith’s artistic journey originates in the realm of graffiti, and she stands as one of the most active artists in South Africa. She leverages street art as a medium to convey her message globally, giving voice to the marginalized and drawing attention, both from the media and the public to areas marked by conflict or in need of positive energy. Her message transcends the medium itself, and her expressive power wields a remarkable social impact. Her works have the capacity to reshape the social landscape in which they appear, offering an alternative perspective to the prevailing mass viewpoint. Faith has left her mark on street art across the globe, driven by the same tenacity and passion that define her distinctive style. Her work extends into gallery spaces, where she explores new creative avenues and engages with an array of materials, from found objects to paper, video, and installations, to continually push artistic boundaries.
Limited Edition Print
Three Methods for Working with Chaos
50 x 50 cm
Edition of 100, signed and numberd by the artist
Printed in Italy