Continuing our popular Artist Tee Series in the month of March is none other than Joburg-based artist Lazi Mathebula. Lazi, who goes by the name 'Greiispaces', is an award-winning illustrator and independent designer who believes real creativity involves transforming the ordinary and in a sense, turning realism on its head. His bold illustration style can be found on heaps of items like wallpapers, iPhone and laptop covers, stickers, product labels and now, a Shelflife Artist Tee!
Check out the interview with Lazi below!
Where did your love for illustration and art in general begin?
My love for art at a very young age, I must have been in Grade 2. My love for illustration began in 2008.
Who are some of your biggest influences?
What have been some of your highlights as an artist so far?
If you could collaborate with one artist or brand, who would it be and why?
How did you interpret the concept of the Shelflife "S" into your artwork?
What are your essentials you use to create your work?
Water, iPhone family products; iPhone, AirPods and iPadPro all a 100% charged. (:
What would an average day for Lazi look like?
Any advice to those wanting to get started in the industry and stand out?
The Shelflife x Lazi Mathebula Artist Tee drops this Saturday 30 March at our CPT, JHB and online store.
Units are extremely limited as always.
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL