"Distasteful": Mzansi Unhappy About Rasta's Dr Sindi Van Zyl Painting

"Distasteful": Mzansi Unhappy About Rasta's Dr Sindi Van Zyl Painting

- One of South Africa's most controversial artists, Rasta, decided to make a tribute painting for Dr Sindi van Zyl

- Dr Sindi passed away about a week ago after she succumbed to Covid-19 while in hospital

- South Africans who were truly touched by Dr Sindi's passing did not appreciate Rasta's work and criticised him in the comment section

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Rasta always seems to get locals worked up with his controversial - and often abstract - paintings of some of the country's legendary personalities. This time, Rasta got on the wrong side of many locals after painting Dr Sindi van Zyl.

"Distasteful": Mzansi Unhappy About Rasta's Dr Sindi Van Zyl Painting
Rasta painted Dr Sindi van Zyl. Images: @advobarryroux
Source: Twitter

Rasta's painting of Dr Sindi van Zyl was shared by popular Twitter user @advobarryroux. Many social media users who were moved by the doctor's passing saw the painting did not think that it was in good taste.

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"According to Rasta this is Dr Sindi Van Zyl," @advobarryroux captioned the snaps.

Many locals were soon in the comment section calling Rasta out for what they thought was a misrepresentation of the woman that meant so much to them. Read a few of their comments below:

@OscarMagud said:

"This is very distasteful of #Rasta."

@DuduHope said:

"Uyabhora lobaba honestly. I've never found his little drawings funny. I just always ignore his posts. But ke South Africans find humour where there's none."

@Nkosi_b0ngz said:

"Sometimes Rasta's art gives hope that he's almost there then the next one discards the piece of hope you had..."

@Sbo_21 said:

"It was funny back then, now that he’s touched the favourite... it’s a problem?"

Briefly News also reported 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.

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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 [sic] artist, South Africa would be sitting with a lot of wrongful convictions and lawsuits," @advobarryroux captioned the post.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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