Sandile Radebe is a Johannesburg-based artist whose main area of interest is art practice within both public and private spaces. He explores these spaces by stimulating a new reading of the language of graffiti; more broadly, the way language works to help construct our realities.
Sandile sometimes visualises graffiti in abstract sculptural forms instead of alphabetic lettering. In this way he populates gallery spaces with installations created from these forms which, in their labyrinthine structures, imaginatively evoke the artist’s own experience of walking through the city of Johannesburg. Viewers are encouraged to think about graffiti and indeed language in a new way, while conjuring the city ‘out there’ through a creative navigation in time and space.
Infecting The City 2015 work:Colour Me In