Popular Durban artist, Kev Seven is seizing the afro movement moment with an edgy new mural that pays homage to; Afro-Futurism, fashion, the evolution of African identity and its relationship to the modern world. The mural forms part of an initiative that is set to bring colour to public spaces, and also supported by coatings brand, Plascon.
Seven’s fresh new public artwork can be found at Noble Park in Berea, Durban South Africa; For the public to view and for all to enjoy. The upbeat mural greets viewers with a racy typographical treatment of the word HEITA; a cheery, slang form of Hello – and depicts a portrait of a young woman wearing lime-tinted shades as its fulcrum.
Also known as Kevin Ngwenya, Kev seven is a Durban Graffiti and Mural artist born in Umlazi township south of Durban. His works focus on the symbiotic relationship between public art and design and its impact on modern pop-culture. He has worked on projects with various themes that include women empowerment through fashion and the promotion of local arts and culture through tourism. “I am a conceptual artist formally trained in Fine Art, Graphic Design and Cultural Studies. For me design drives ideas, conversations and messaging in public and private spaces,” says Seven.
According to Africa.com, Kev Seven is managed by SJ Artists, who has been commissioned by Plascon to bring a series of three public murals to life. SJ Artists was founded in 2012 by Shani Judes and specialises in curating large-scale, exciting public art projects.
Kev Seven’s colourful mural has been sponsored by Plascon. According to Suvasin Moodley, Head of Decorative Marketing at Plascon; “We are thrilled with the outcome and would like to thank the artist and all involved in the project for this amazing expression of homegrown talent. It’s great to be able to contribute to the positive upliftment of Durban’s urban landscape.”