Nadia Fisher, known as Nardstar*, is a street artist based in Cape Town who works throughout the country and across the world. “Every time I am invited to paint abroad I am surprised,” she says. Fisher has taken several international residencies and earned a Mbokodo Award nomination. “The fact that I am an artist who is 10 years deep in my career makes me very proud,” she says. Her murals are inspired by local themes, including indigenous flora and fauna. “In recent years, my art has focused on the representation of women of colour. I am committed to celebrating women on walls to inspire women and help them feel appreciated and seen,” Fisher says. She wants her work to resonate with South Africans. “It doesn’t have to be life-changing, but if my art adds a momentary lift to someone’s day, then I’m cool with that.”
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