Steeped in colourful history, the neighbourhood of Mofolo, Soweto was the scene of the first
ever edition of Kaslam Street Art Jam over the weekend of 9 and 10 September. Baz-Art
contributed by supporting the brains and soul behind the project, Mofolo born-and-bred artist
Senzart911. Nhlapo, or ‘Senzo’ amongst his peers, defines his art as African Pop Art and
finds his inspiration in design, architecture and colour
His initial idea was to breathe new life into the iconic Eyethu Lifestyle Centre, site of the first
black-owned cinema in South Africa.
Senzart911: ”I wanted to inject more colour to the area by bringing together a group of street
artists who were willing to leave their mark on this historical neighbourhood.”
Amongst the artists present was Baz-Art-supported Rizah Potgieter who came from Cape
Town to contribute to this kaleidoscope of colours. Rizah, or better known by his alias, Prefix
66 painted a wall in Mofolo park.
Prefix 66: “I loved engaging with the locals who seemed to really enjoy and encourage street
art in their neighbourhood.”
Hennessy Cognac also joined the party by sponsoring the event and bringing inworld
renowned Jon One, the Dominican artist cited as amongst the world’s top 30 street artists.
During the Hennessy closing party at Zone 6 Jon One gave a memorable live art
performance, showcasing his use of colour and old-school graffiti style. Baz-Art was
honoured to meet such a talented artist and looks forward to collaborating one day.
Our Baz-Art representatives couldn’t leave Johannesburg without taking a detour through
the FNB Johannesburg art fair, one of the most renowned art fairs in the country. A perfect
closing to a vibrant, art-fuelled weekend.