feature: south african artist ohyeslord’s vibrant illustrations

October 24, 2014

I’ve been a fan of OHYESLORD’s work for a while, and when I thought of the idea to start an online mag/blog he was one of the first people to come to mind that I could possibly feature, so I was very excited when he agreed. Born in Pretoria and now based in Jahannesburg, OHYESLORD is self-taught, which I would have never guessed had he not mentioned it. His style of illustration is very unique and on a high standard when it comes to digital illustration. His ability proves that talent is most important when it comes to art and that studying art isn’t always an advantage over other people within the same industry. I hope you like and appreciate his work as much as I do.

By Sabelo Mpum, AFROPUNK Contributor *

“OHYESLORD is an alias I use to represent my graphical and illustrative work; the craft I’m passionate about. The name comes from how people usually give praise…just like how people shout “AMEN” after the pastor gives a good sermon or “HALLELUJAH” when they’re feeling the verse, so exists “OHYESLORD” which is me giving praise for discovering what I’m passionate about.” – OHYESLORD

* Sabelo Mpum’s magazine: