Faith 47

Faith XLVII, or simply ’47 to close friends is one of the most revered artists hailing from South Africa. Her work is instantly recognisable: monochrome murals, very closely linked to the location they are in. Faith XLVII’s work is featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’. […]

Biography / Faith 47

Faith XLVII, or simply ’47 to close friends is one of the most revered artists hailing from South Africa. Her work is instantly recognisable: monochrome murals, very closely linked to the location they are in. Faith XLVII’s work is featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’.

Born in 1979, Faith ’47 first got in touch with street art through the graffiti scene in 1997. Without any formal education, her work evolved from there, through practical experience and her own independent investigation. Through her work she attempts to advance the expression of intimate, personal truth over the plethora of isms present in this world, or, as her biography so wonderfully states: her work is both an internal and spiritual release that speaks to the complexities of the human condition, its deviant histories and existential search.