Local Graffiti Artist Shares Big Art With Small Towns
Follow Falko’s Journey On Red Bull TV South Africa
Graffiti artist Falko has embarked on a road trip across South Africa, using his talent to change perception.
Far away from the city lights lies many a dorpie, village and township, scattered across the South African landscape. In an ambitious journey across the country, acclaimed street artist Falko is changing the locals’ perception of value through his latest project, Once Upon a Town, by adding his artwork to their homes…one small town at a time.
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Falko is widely regarded as an integral part of the South African Graffiti scene and has had the opportunity to travel around the world through his work. He is now zoned in on exploring the country through his art form.
The idea for Once Upon a Town came from a weeklong project Falko was doing in Delft. “Every day after the program was done I painted a small piece on one of the homes in the street I was in. I saw a change in how the area looked after a few days and the locals were anticipating something from me daily. That really planted the seed for this project,” says the man himself.
Falko has already visited Riebeek West (Western Cape) and Garies (Northern Cape) and the response is usually the same… People welcome him into their community, offering him money for his artwork, cooldrinks and the odd braai.
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