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GET TO KNOW: HAMILTON LEBESE

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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

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