Nardstar* is known for neat lines, vivid compositions and honest portraiture. Her animal murals can be found in New York, Paris and her hometown. By staying true to her signature style, she juggles passion projects and commercial work.
Nardstar* is one of South Africa’s emerging young creatives who have created a contemporary art culture that thrives despite all the country has faced: apartheid, widespread poverty and the biggest HIV epidemic in the world.
Gathering her inspiration from the indigenous plants, people and strength of women in her hometown Cape Town has seen local graffiti artist Nardstar* go global.
When I came across Nardstar*’s work I was immediately drawn to its vibrancy, boldness and clean lines. The fact that she is one of a handful of female street artists in South Africa coupled with her love for animals made her the perfect fit for the Aquarium.