This month we’re celebrating our sixth birthday. It’s an exciting time for us as it will be our last year of preschool so we decided to have some fun and explore our main themes, namely gaming, tech and geek entertainment. To make this project even more fun we decided to commission four artists, Neil “Boeta” Phyf, Anja “Nanna” Venter, Philip “DieHonest” Botha and Willem Samuel, to give us their interpretation of our three main themes and we will be showcasing their work over the next few weeks.
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First up we’re featuring Boeta Phyf – A dope and skilled sculptural artist lurking in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa.
What makes him one of our favourites is his use of vibrant colours and the bold statements he makes with his pieces. There are no pretences in his art and we especially dig that he’s a big geek just like the rest of us.
We found Phyf on Instagram and just knew he would be perfect as one of the artists to give his interpretation of gaming, tech and geek culture.
This dude has some serious skills and he dominates a variety of different art forms from clay, spray cans, digital illustrations and design to some awesome wooden 3D sculptures. These sculptures aim to create an engaging visual environment through colour and form, exploring the range of possibilities allowed through different methods of application. The pieces are saturated with obviousness, mental inertia, local dialect and a ‘street’ sense of humour. By focusing on techniques and materials Phyf considers making his art a craft which is executed using clear formal rules that refer to a social reality.
Drop us a comment and let us know how tech, gaming and geek culture have influenced your life.