Franke Artist Feature - Decorex CPT 2019
Franke to feature South African urban artist Conform at Decorex Cape Town.
Franke will feature another of South Africa’s foremost street artists - well known Capetonian artist Conform – who will paint live on the Franke trade stand at this year’s Decorex Cape Town show on Wednesday the 1st May 2019.
Conform - AKA Wayne Beukes
Conform (real name Wayne Beukes) describes himself as having a vector type style and brings his design background into his mural work – giving him a particularly unique style in the South African street art scene. Most recognisable are Conforms signature style imaginary characters which you may recognise across the Cape Town suburb of Woodstock as well as around Mitchells Plain.
Conform graduated from AAA School of Advertising in 2004 and has since gone on to work with some of the top advertising agencies in South Africa and works with big brands such as Samsung as a resident designer on various brand activations.
In 2016 Wayne was one of five local artists selected by Cape Town City to collaborate on 50 MyCiTi bus stations commissions’ across the city. The project took 9 months to complete and included mosaic work, collages, sculptures, ceramics, murals, drawings and sandblasted images in, on and around each stations façade. Conform was also first chosen to display his art at the Turf Club and Circle East stations on the Koeberg Road route. The curator later asked him to lead the long-term Mitchells Plain collaborative project.
Franke Artist Feature
With total creative freedom, Conform will painting a live mural for visitors to the show. The feature is an opportunity to showcase and support local talent as well as give visitors a sense of Franke’s vision to make everyday life a little more special for its consumers and business partners.
Decorex Cape Town, taking place at Cape Town International Convention Centre from 1 to 5 May 2019, is set to shine a spotlight on the unmatched local talent, proving exactly why this city is considered the design capital of South Africa.
Franke’s team of product experts look forward to meeting Cape Town visitors at this year’s show! For more information, contact Franke South Africa on 0861 372 653 or visit www.franke.co.za.