- Controversial South African artist, Rasta, recently headed online to share a snap of the tribute painting he made for US rapper DMX
- In the post, Rasta sits beside the admittedly strangely executed painting of what is meant to be DMX while he was performing
- Mzansi did not think much of Rasta's work and were soon in the comment section demanding to know why Rasta painted the rapper so poorly
If there's one thing South Africans can count on after someone passes away, it's a painting from Rasta and some criticism from those who await his work. Heading online @AdvoBarryRoux shared a snap of Rasta's latest work - a painting of late US rapper, DMX.
In the snap, Rasta sits next to the recently completed painting of DMX that shows the rapper on stage holding a mic while his head is bowed. On the same canvas is DMX who looks like he is praying.
"If Rasta was a police scatch artist, South Africa would be sitting with a lot of wrongful convictions and lawsuits," @advobarryroux captioned the post.
Many people seemingly agreed that Rasta had gotten the painting very wrong and were not too shy to say this in the comment section. Read a few of their comments below:
"Rasta's DMX looks like he was in a brutal UFC five-round against Amanda Nunes"
"Khale mang RASTA a emeng nyana PHULIS"
"The drawing looks like it's Siyabonga Nomvethe"
"@RastaArtist's genre of art is expressionism. He is an expressionist. The distortion of images is a key feature of this genre of art and it's intended to evoke a certain feeling or idea. It's not his ability that is questionable. "
"Of all his drawings this is the worst of them all"
Briefly News also reported that Rasta the artist has struck again but this time we all feel the same. He's created a touching piece of artwork as a tribute to the recently retired newsreader Noxolo Grootboom.
The artist is famous for painting portraits of the recently departed with questionable success. This latest portrait isn't perfect but it seems fitting, it comes from the heart. He captioned the snaps of his artwork with the following:
"After 37 years of excellent service. We thank you for your talent Mama. Nilale nombethe ingubo yoxolo nothando."
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