Converse Brings Sustainable Murals To SA Streets

Members of the global Converse All-Stars community of creatives have partnered with Converse to paint murals in cities across the world, including South Africa, using KNOxOUT paint, which uses sunlight to reduce noxious air pollutants and purifies the surrounding air.

Street art has previously been an act of rebellion but has since become a celebration of creatives and an artistic medium for social progress. Here in South Africa and in the spirit of Heritage month, the mural is located on Commissioner Street, Maboneng.

Seth Pimentel, the artist responsible for producing the mural, commented, ‘I wanted to comment on our collective beauty and energy through our heritage to highlight our distinct nature of community, love, strength and connection. I also wanted to celebrate our individual cultures, languages and ethnicities, as well as our collective love for ourselves and our land.

Through the vision of local creatives, Converse believes that self-expression and art have the power to reflect the current times, provoke dialogue and build bridges between us. The murals are a public call for progress in highly visible areas of each city and are bringing new meaning to street art to create a more sustainable and just future.

As cities reopen and recover, the hope is that these murals can be a bright spot: provoking dialogue on the role art plays in our daily lives and on the streets, and reflecting a more sustainable and equitable future through the messages from local young creatives.