Skubalisto

The art and soul of a man

Categorising Skubalisto’s artistic expression has always presented the conundrum of blurred lines when describing his colourful collection of wall murals which include paintings of the iconic Brenda Fassie and young cricketing upstart, Themba Bavuma. Is it street art or graffiti? The Zimbabwean born Eastern Cape raised artist collaborated with his international contemporaries from across the globe during the second Amaphiko Academy hosted by RedBull on a project called Lacing Up Langa. Themes for the Cape Town based project includeded #FeesMustFall and #RemeberMarikana where his portrait-style signature paintings are a part of the international collection of socially innovative street art around the Cape Town township. His collection can be viewed via http://skubalisto.tumblr.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/skubalisto/ The social commentary contained in his art is the reason why most of his commissions are requests for political stalwarts from South Africa’s Black Consciousness Movement and Pan African legends such as Steve Biko and Robert Sobukwe.

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