Mistery Returns To Cape Town: Interview

Mistery Returns To Cape Town: Interview

Mistery” is an OG Australian graffiti artist who has been active for more than 3 decades now. He has gained global fame for his dedication and progression through the years. He has helped write legislation on street art in AUS, done official can collaboration with MTN and gotten up in countries all over the world.

He travelled to South Africa in 1995 at a time before the internet or instagram made everything more accessible. Deep research on missions was near impossible, and graffiti was by no means the pop-culture phenomenon it became in the decades after. All these factors led to him creating one of the most memorable trackside pieces for SA, something that became the stuff of legend. He recently returned to CPT to recreate the piece in the CBD! We hooked him up some MTN cans and got to catch up with the man behind the name.

Check out what he had to say below.


When was the first time you visited Cape Town?

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It must have been a TRIP coming out here before social media, or much internet access. Were you nervous? What was going through your mind?

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How was your experience here back then, did anything stand out?

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How did Cape Town differ from Australia at the time?


You created one of the most iconic trackside pieces of graffiti in our history and something that really stood out at the time, so why the Simba character?


Since you came back to Cape Town this time, what’s changed for you since then?

 

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What have you noticed in the graffiti scene?