Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From furry digital paintings of classic artworks and local contemporary art to house plants made from paper, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. Murat Yıldırım’s Furry Digital Paintings

Turkish artist Murat Yıldırım recreates famous works of art, from Edvard Munch’s The Scream to Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, giving the pieces a tactile, furry appearance. He recreates the paintings digitally, altering their appearance to look as though they’re made from flowing hair.

Image credit: Murat Yıldırım via designboom.com.


PAPERSYNTHESIS is a paper floral studio established by Singapore-based paper artist Mabel Low. She was inspired to craft plants and flowers from paper after she found herself struggling to keep her houseplants alive.

Image credit: papersynthesis.com

3. Video: Factory Visit: Muuto’s The Dots

In this video, designer ‎Lars Tornøe explains the process behind the creation of his renowned coat hooks for Muuto, known as The Dots. Designed to work as a collection, in different colours and sizes, The Dots are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The Dots are available locally through Créma.


Video courtesy of Créma

4. Portraits by Driekie van Wyk

Intrigued by the mysteriousness of facial expressions, Cape Town-based contemporary artist Driekie Van Wyk paints striking, colourful portraits using a combination of bold strokes and a pallet knife. Follow @driekieartist on Instagram to see more of her work.

Images courtesy of Driekie van Wyk and Saatchi Gallery

5. KAMERS Blaauwklippen

KAMERS/MAKERS is running their first show of 2020 at Blaauwklippen in Stellenbosch, showcasing 150 local makers and artisans. There will be strict COVID protocols in place. Here are the details:

  • The show starts on Friday 23 October 2020 and runs for an extended 10-day period – this is in order to spread the daily crowds out over a longer period.
  • Trading hours: Sunday – Thursday from 9am – 3pm; Friday and Saturday from 9am – 6pm
  • A cashless system will be in operation.
  • Tickets must please be bought online in order to allow the KAMERS team to monitor daily attendance in advance. You will be able to purchase tickets at the gate, but if the show is very busy, online tickets get priority so you may need to wait a few minutes for people to leave before being allowed in.
  • Reduced ticket prices: R60 online; R80 at the gate. This includes a KAMERS/Makers shopper bag, plus a Consol water bottle.
  • COVID Protocols – no mask, no entry. There will be sanitisers at the main entrance. Numbers in certain marquees will be controlled to ensure adequate distancing.

Images and video courtesy of KAMERS