In a celebration of collaboration between South African and British artists The Crow’s Nest welcomes the QUEST BOYS debut show to their gallery space. 2015 marks a decade of the QUEST BOYS – a collective of 14 artists, creating work throughout Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and London. Making movements and building up notable followings in their respective fields of tattoo art, design, fine art, journalism and photography and graffiti they now are aiming to exhibit their work to the Jozi public.
The Quest Boys was established in Durban in 2004 as a close group of aspiring graffiti kids in love with art and hip hop. For some years they spread their colourful, funky flavour across the tropical port city, and established themselves as one of the top crews in town. Their message was clear – graffiti is not only a ‘gangster thang’… it can be uplifting, vibrant, fun, socially relevant and collaborative too. The original members gradually infiltrated other cities and grew the crew. Crucially, Johannesburg became the new Quest Boys stronghold.
The show aims to bridge the gap between the formalities of the fine art world and the raw, controversial nature of the graffiti movement, as well as showcase a journey of one of the most diverse groups of artists in Mzansi. Audiences can expect an installation that hosts a collection of paintings, drawings, photographs and short films that best represent the adventures of the QUEST BOYS.
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