Mustafa Maluka


Painter Mustafa combines the aesthetics of graffiti and hip-hop in his gigantic portraits of street characters from the Cape. He grew up in Bishop Lavis on the Cape Flats and left the country in 2000 to study at De Ateliers in Amsterdam.

He returned in 2004, with a Tollman Young Artist award and an international reputation built on a number of solo exhibitions in The Netherlands. Mustafa has also participated in several group exhibitions, including Personal Affects: Power and Poetics in Contemporary South African Art at New York’s Museum for African Art in 2004 and at the 4th Biennale of the Pan African Circle of Artists in Lagos, Nigeria.

Mustafa runs the website and helps release mix-tapes of young Cape Flats artists on his Avenger label.

Lunch Spot: Fragipanis, Woodstock,Cape Town