Laguna Beach Welcomes Female Street Artist, Faith 47

Laguna Creative Ventures brings its next world-renowned muralist to the city of Laguna Beach, Faith XLVII (47) to beautify and inspire the public, in the Laguna Arts District. South African artist, Faith 47’s breathtaking artwork will adorn the west-facing side of the Fuse Interactive building in the Laguna Arts District, at 775 Laguna Canyon Road. As one of the most revered female street artists in the world, her work speaks volumes with a fusion of urban and classic art historical influences and vast emotional depth. The site-specific mural she is creating in Laguna is centered around environmental issues, touching on the wild heart in nature and the fragility inherent in its existence. Much of her public art deals with global issues, animal rights, power and perception, environmentalism, corporatization, and the greater human experience. Faith 47 will be on-site painting in the Laguna Arts District from May 17 through May 22, 2018.

Faith 47 is creating this mural as a part of the 2018 Summer of Color, which brings world-renowned muralists to the artistic epicenter of Orange County, Laguna Beach, invigorating the creative spirit and providing additional brilliant public pieces of art for visitors and residents to appreciate. Curated by Torrey Cook, Founder and Owner of contemporary art gallery Artists Republic and Ben Rubin, Owner of fine art print studio Elephants and Castles, the Summer of Color will take place between 891 and 777 Laguna Canyon Road. The bright and beautiful murals will be temporary yet memorable additions to the Laguna Arts District and will support the rich and colorful legacy of Laguna Beach as a destination for art and vitality.


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About Faith XLVII

Faith XLVII is an internationally-acclaimed visual artist from South Africa who is currently based in Los Angeles. Through her work she attempts to disarm the strategies of global realpolitik, in order to advance the expression of personal truth. In this way, her work is both an internal and spiritual release that speaks to the complexities of the human condition, its deviant histories and existential search.

Channeling the international destinations that have been imprinted on her after two decades of interacting with urban environments as one of the most renowned and prolific muralists, she continues to examine our place in the world. Using a wide range of media intended for gallery settings, her approach is explorative and substrate appropriate, including found and rescued objects, shrine construction, painting, projection mapping, video installation, printmaking and drawings. The seeds for Faith’s works begin with a raw intimacy. Exploring the duality of human relationships, her imagery carries the profound weight of our interconnectedness. While some people see a dilapidated building as proof that the world is purging itself of the unwanted, Faith is reclaiming these forgotten elements with a sensuality of her own and presenting them with a virtuoso’s skill-set.


Evan Senn