GET TO KNOW: HAMILTON LEBESE
DID YOU ALWAYS KNOW YOU WANTED TO BE AN ARTIST?
No, I actually started illustrating in my last years of years of high school. I aspired to become an astronomer or something of that nature.
TRAINED OR UNTRAINED? HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR STYLE
I developed my style through practice, I started quite average but later developed it to what I produce now.
BIGGEST CHALLENGE MAKING ART
Resources or equipment, it is still a problem now as I am straight out of high school and I come from a financially disadvantaged family.
WHAT IS YOUR INSPIRATION?
Art, graffiti, music and fashion, generally street culture inspires me
HOW HAS AFRICA INSPIRED YOUR STYLE
Africa is a diverse continent, the different beliefs, cultures and history influence a person in a way that very extraordinary
WHAT IS YOUR CREATION PROCESS LIKE
I get images from different sources and use them as references
PENCILS OR DIGITAL OR BOTH
The type of brief I get or what I am trying to achieve when doing art determine whether I use digital or analogue techniques