- An incredibly talented local artist has social media buzzing after sharing a few snaps of his paintings
- The young creative enjoys depicting everyday people and has sold his works of art across the globe
- Mzansi took to the comments section and shared their reactions to the inspiring portraits
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A talented local artist has wowed South Africans with his portraits of everyday, ordinary people. The painter seems to find beauty in these often overlooked lives and has whisked viewers away into a picturesque world filled with all the memories of home.
Vuyisile Adoons is a Free State-based artist currently residing in the small town of Rouxville. The largely self-taught artist has embraced his pastoral community, painting a young mom feeding her child and an old madala shining his shoes on the street corner.
These recurring themes have attracted the attention of buyers across the globe. Vuyisle says he's sold paintings in the US, UK, Saudi Arabia and Australia already.
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For locals, the uncomplicated yet striking works of art seem to reflect a simpler place and time not too far from memory. Many South Africans have commended the artist for depicting everyday people with such dignity.
Check out some more comments below:
"What caught my heart is when I saw the paintings of common people. Most artists go for celebrities, but your work is so relatable. Much respect."
"Brilliant paintings that tell our everyday life story... a beautiful piece of artwork."
"Your portraits are very relatable, especially in the Black community. Keep up the good work my brother."
"Your paintings have such a homey feel to them. Gives warmth and nostalgia. How much?"
"WOW, you are really blessed with talent."
"Talented ... your brushstrokes remind me of George Pemba."
Epic throwback: Autistic artist drew New York City skyline from memory
In more art-related news, Briefly News previously reported that an American autistic artist, Stephen Wiltshire, drew an 18ft picture of New York City skyline from memory after just 20 minutes in a helicopter gazing at the panorama.
Daily Mail reports that the picture was drawn at Brooklyn’s prestigious Pratt Institute with details of every building.
In the beautiful work of art, landmarks including the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building could be seen towering above smaller buildings. The artist was diagnosed with autism at an early age and his talent emerged as a way of expressing himself.
Stephen created a series of 26 coded pictures to help him speak, all of which corresponded to a letter in the alphabet.
Taking to social media to celebrate Stephen, @blackfolksrock on Instagram said it is convinced that autism is a fancy word for superhero.
It captioned the artist's photos:
"I’m Convinced Autism Is A Fancy Word For Superhero!"
Social media users were impressed with the artist's talent and they soon flooded the comment section of the post to share their thoughts.
"Superhero and Genius."
"Goddamn... he got talent is an understatement."
"It should be called The Brilliance Gift."
"Can we point out he has a photographic memory! Less than 2% of the world's population has a photographic memory!"
"I find people or children that have autism are more intelligent than you could ever imagine I have a little nephew and at two years old he could spell and say my name and carry out a full-blown conversation with me better than most adults he is a gift from God."