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Amper Almal


This week local pop artist Alex Hamilton will reveal his latest body of work- Amper Almal at the Absa KKNK Arts Festival . In keeping with his interest in pop culture and celebrity cult, this time Alex is focuses solely on the South African celebrity scene and its names to know. With a series of hand cut stencil portraits inspired by street-art graffiti and classical pop art, Alex depicts the many faces of South African talent from a broad spectrum of disciplines. Each hand-cut stencil is spray painted onto a painted wooden block of 7.5 x 11cm and includes icons such as beauty queens, Sophiatown singers, “sestigers” (sixties poets) and freedom fighters, all of which will collectively act as a fascinating and educational repository of our history. His hope is  to highlight that in our diverse society we are often more similar in our fascination with celebrity and fame than is generally perceived. Amper Almal will be showing at Absa KKNK from Friday 29 March to Saturday 6 April, in the Prince Vincent Building, Corner of Kerk St and Baron van Reede St, Oudtshoorn. For further information, contact Alex Hamilton at alex@alexhamilton.co.za or call him on 084-409-6801.