Due to sizing, this RUN does not include a framing option.
Note: This RUN is uniquely hand-embellished and may vary slightly from the example shown.
"This was the first painting that I did and the one that kicked off the whole series. It’s become the face of the project. All the animals in the paintings have their faces stripped away to reveal their skulls in different ways. With Kungu, I wanted him to appear like he’s been at war and still standing, still protecting his territory. He has a certain stare and fierce look in his eye that gorillas have that shows that they will not be intimidated by anything else. He's the boss, the protector, and ‘peacemaker’, which is where his name comes from. ‘Kunga’ means ‘peacemaker’ in Kinyarwanda, the official language of Rwanda." - Sonny
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
As one of South Africa’s most exciting young street artists of recent years, British-born Sonny is
most well-known for his large-scale murals. A relative newcomer, Sonny’s paintings can already
be found in various locations around the world including New York, London, Canada, Russia,
Ireland, Miami and South Africa.
Taking influences from his African surroundings and wildlife, his
vibrant work often fuses the natural world with elements of fantasy and geometric shapes.
Sonny is currently using his unique style of street art to raise awareness for endangered wildlife
on a global scale through his To The Bone project. As part of the project the self-taught artist will
also be exhibiting his first body of canvas works in New York in May this year. This work
combines classic wildlife imagery with a strong social message about the importance of wildlife
Find more from Sonny at sonnyonline.com
Follow Sonny on Instagram @ sonnysundancer & Facebook @Sonnyartist.