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If you had to meet Layziehound Coka somewhere in passing, you won’t be blamed for mistaking him for some hip-hop/rapper kind of guy. His birth-name Layziehound doesn’t do much to send you in another direction and though I never quite got to the root of it, apparently it came from…

Walking through the rows of monochromatic works of Art hanging in what I would refer to as a kind of entrance hall to his studio, I was overwhelmed by the scale and the intensity of these images. I can’t pinpoint what it is that moved me so deeply; I am guessing that…

John Adams wears his heart on his sleeve. This is not exactly what you would expect when you see him from a distance.  If we just added a couple of tattoos and a few piercings, no one will blame you for picturing him in an EFC fighting ring, but instead…

Art-Movie-Book spent the day with Louis Olivier at his studio – The Workhorse Bronze Foundry – on casting day and oh my word!!! What an incredible, all consuming experience to be in that spectacular space, where all the magic happens. This old industrial space, was given a second chance at life…

Art-Movie-Book attended the opening night of Pilgrim – the three-man exhibition currently showing at Lizamore & Associates on the gallery strip in Rosebank. Louis Olivier, Lehlogonolo Mashaba and Nathan Vuuren each individually explore the pilgrimage of the human figure, through sculpture, painting printmaking and collage, each drawing from their own…

None of us at Art-Movie-Book took the plunge and got any new tattoos this week, but we did find the best guy for the job. Thys Uys is an exceptional tattoo artist and the owner of Fallen heroes – the infamous tattoo studio in Parkhurst, Johannesburg. For most of us…

There is nothing more wonderful than meeting a ridiculously talented person, who fills the space with absolute unassuming humility. Jaco van Schalkwyk is one of those rare specimens. He not only launched his debut novel The Alibi club a few days ago, but is also a highly regarded conceptual Artist,…

Yda Walt is a vibrantly colourful person, with a personality that fills the room. Seeing her work for the first time is like someone welcoming you into their world with open arms. She has a playful approach to her work, but with a sensitivity that is evident in the way she…

Stopping at Willem Boshoff’s studio, you are met with the sound of grinding and drilling and sawing, with puffs of smoke and dust billowing through the doors and windows of the workshop. Anticipation rises, because you know that this day is going to be like a private performance art piece…