Alex Hamilton – South Africa

ColumnAlexProfilePicAlex lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. His signature Pop Art-style, stencilled artworks of famous icons has been celebrated around the world.

Born in South Africa in 1969, Alex studied Textile Design from 1988 to 1990.

He has been a full-time artist since 1993. In 1997 he opened his own gallery –Bang the Gallery – specialising in promoting young, emerging artists and Pop Art. He closed Bang in 2002 to concentrate on his own work.

Hamilton has exhibited extensively in Europe with solo exhibitions in Spain, Germany, Ireland and Australia. He also formed a professional relationship with Knysna Fine Art and has, to date, presented six solo exhibitions at the various venues of this gallery.

In 2005, Hamilton moved into his first studio-with-gallery. Here he developed his signature stencil Street/Pop Art style and has created a staggering 2000-plus individual, hand-cut stencil portraits of famous global icons.
These icons range from great statesmen such as Nelson Mandela (seen below) to 80s pop idol Madonna, to historical figures such as Mahatma Gandhi or Che Guevara.
He has since diversified the portrait theme into landscape and architectural layered stencil studies.

Currently situated in a massive studio/gallery in the über-arty suburb of Woodstock, Cape Town, he hosts solo and informal group exhibitions with emerging artists. These group events are called the ‘Margarita Night Mash-Ups’, providing a platform for independent and alternative artists to exhibit their work.

(All prices on request)

AlexMadibs3Nelson Mandela. Father of a nation, beloved leader and icon.
Alex’s trademark stencils of Mandela are available in a range of preferred colours and images.
All orders can be customized to suit your own colour theme (including black and white portraits).
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas


Larger canvases with a combination of Mandela portraits are available in the following sizes:
50cm x 50cm ( with 20 small portraits)
50cm x 70cm ( with 24 small portraits)
80cm x 80cm ( with 48 small portraits)
80cm x 1m (with 16 medium portraits)
120cm x 120cm (with 80 small portraits)
Price depends on size and combination.


Nelson Mandela
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
15cm x 21cm

Choose from the portraits shown here for your collection.
Choose any colour combination.


 Nelson Mandela
Acrylic and spray paint on wooden block (with hook on the back)
7.5cm x 11cm

Choose from the portrait samples shown here for your collection.
Choose any colour combination.


Nelson Mandela, Four series
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
50cm x 70cm
Available in these four portraits only.
Choose your own colour combinations.

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