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Meet Artist Solomon Masosa

The Vendor Art Theme this month in The Big Issue #301 was exploring spring and imagining being an insect to see close up views of flowers.

“Nobody sees a flower, really, it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time -and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time.” Georgia O’Keeffe

Meet Artist Solomon Masosa

Solomon Macosa, Vendor Art #301Solomon Masosa grew up in Zimbabwe.  In Zimbabwe he was a professional soccer player, playing for a local soccer club. He moved to South Africa in 2009 and joined the Big Issue in 2012. Before he joined the Big Issue he was not interested in art. His interest in art developed after attending the art classes at The Big Issue.

He has since discovered a passion for painting. Other than art, Solomon is a DJ and an international artist. He says that music is his calling. He was called to spread the gospel through music. He says that he has a number of certificates from studying the bible. Other than studying the Bible, Solomon is interested in studying.

He studied a business management course where he was a top achiever in his class. Solomon will be starting a new course in November at St John’s. He is looking forward to studying something new.

Vendor Art Sessions

The Art sessions are part of The BIG ISSUE Vendor social development programme.
These take place once per month on the day when Vendors are introduced to the latest magazine and have other trainings and workshops. They all happen on the same day so that the Vendors only need to come into the office once.

The Sessions are open to anyone who is keen to participate, there is no judgment on ability or experience.

Each session offers a theme for the Vendors to explore often inspired from nature and reflection on inner qualities and relationships. The exercises are designed to warm, nurture and allow for free exploration. There are people who attend regularly and there is great joy when the pictures appear in the magazine or are sold. New vendors are encouraged to join in.

WHERE: Artwork can be seen on this page of the Website and Big Issue Facebook page 
TO ORDER: email info@bigissue.org.za

See also Cape Town Green Map