Rasta the artist: So bad he’s good? 

Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Frida Kahlo have NOTHING on South Africa’s notorious visual artist, Rasta. 😁 He’s become famous for his hilariously bad paintings of public figures, dead and alive, which regularly trend on Twitter along with some form of “He’s at it again”. We get a kick from the disfigured faces and crooked noses, but what do we know about art, right? That’s exactly Rasta’s attitude towards his haters and trolls, especially on social media. He said: 

“I’m humbled to keep my cool and soldier on every time I’m being attacked.” 

Formerly from Zimbabwe, Rasta has made a name for himself in South Africa, even if it is for the wrong reasons, and now he’s even heading to the small screen. 😎 First he landed a spot in a Chicken Licken advert that satirically mocks his paintings; he’s also set to play a part in Mzansi Magic’s telenovela DiepCity and he’ll be starring in a Ballantine’s whisky advert alongside DJ Shimza, he told The South African. Next time you don’t believe in yourself, think of Rasta: if he can do it, so can you. 🙂

This article appeared as part of The Wrap, 3 February 2022. Sign up to receive our weekly updates.