Controversial Artist Rasta Leaves Mzansi Divided on Spaza Shop Art

Controversial Artist Rasta Leaves Mzansi Divided on Spaza Shop Art

- Rasta took to Twitter as he displayed his new form of the art - branding a local business - but left his followers divided

- In the caption, the brave artist dropped a hint that branding shops used to be his daily bread

- The skilled crafter, however, remains a hit as some of his admirers believe he is good at marketing his work; others say he should consider a television reality show

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Famed for drawing pictures of popular figures in the form of art, Rasta the Artist has taken to social media to boast of his skills in branding spaza shops.

The talented artist has shared a number of snaps on his Twitter account where he drove the point home that he doesn't only focus on politicians, television celebrities and music icons.

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Based in Johannesburg, the creative painter recently made headlines by coming up with a well-executed portrait of the late KwaZulu-Natal traditional leader, King Goodwill Zwelithini.

In his caption, @Rasta says:

"Indeed I can still do spaza shop branding."

His latest offering has received rave reviews from his followers.

The controversial artist known as Rasta has left his followers divided on his latest offering. Image: Twitter
The controversial artist known as Rasta has left his followers divided on his latest offering. Image: Twitter
Source: Twitter

@B_Kup2 said:

“At first I thought this was a can of soda, then I thought it was Aquafresh, kanti it's just washing soap.”

@Ken_Mojela suggested @RastaArtist not to charge any fee for the service:

“I hope it was a charity work and you didn't charge them... Just saying.”

@BuchuleB had a good message for the artist to show that he personally knows what the @RastaArtist can deliver:

“This is Rasta's initial bread and cheese. Branding it is. He once branded our studios years back. He's becoming better.”

@SirThibos had a hilarious response to the artwork:

“Rasta sungaze uhlulwe nayi apula. (Rasta can you even fail to draw an apple?).”

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@SthembileVM is seemingly not too impressed with the piece of art and posed a question:

“Rasta, what have you done to this person's spaza?”

On the other hand, @SindisaTee is somehow ready to commission the artist for some television work:

“Hey man, what do you think of a reality show?”

@Kelebogile891 was impressed:

“One thing about Rasta is his marketing skills. There are better artists who aren't known to date.”

@RealMofokeng took some time to reflect on the dreadlocked artists' recent work:

“Wena (you) we thought you can’t paint, until the Late Zulu King’s private army threatened you with extreme violence. You only paint well after you were threatened with violence.”

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za most recently covered a story on the artist's work where he had finally caught a break from his army of critics after he headed online to share a snap of himself holding two paintings which he had done to honour the late Zwelithini.

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In the caption of his post, the controversial artist also explains that he has travelled from Johannesburg to KwaZulu-Natal to personally hand over the paintings of the King to the grieving royal family.

Following his craft on the Zulu Kingdom's leader, the controversial local artist was a hit on the social application.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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