Cropped image of an illustration by Anwar Davids
Anwar Davids is a Cape Town based illustrator with a fascination for graffiti, which subsequently led him to study graphic design at Cape College. His style of work is experimental and has been deeply influenced by Cubism, Surrealism and Pop Art. His subject matter deals mostly with past experiences and current affairs, his stylistic approach making use of intricate designs and iconic imagery.
Illustration by Anwar Davids.
Anwar elaborated on his proposal to the CCIBA saying:
As Cape Town has changed over the years, not just as a city but as individuals, we all have changed collectively. I would like to illustrate characters expressing these changes... The idea is to take one personality, e.g. the flower lady in Adderley Street and create her ideas with images of her struggles, triumphs and even her ambitions. I feel my style of work is very experimental which means I have a very organic approach.