- 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
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.
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.
"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:
"This is very distasteful of #Rasta."
"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."
"Sometimes Rasta's art gives hope that he's almost there then the next one discards the piece of hope you had..."
"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.
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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