Mook Lion Biography

Mook Lion

Mook Lion real/full name is Daniel Chapman, He is the creator of the mural, “Durban’s Elephants” Mook
Lion was born in the year 1989. The street artist and
surfer from Durban, south Africa.


He comes from a family of artists and is widely
known for his murals of elephants around the inner-city of Durban. He
tries to ensure that his street art is relevant.

In an interview with Zigzag (a surfing magazine) he said, “I think art should perform a function, it should be useful.” Mook, along with his team, won the Back to the City graffiti
contest in 2013, and he came second in the World Graffiti Contest in
2010.

He was also a participant in the Flatlands Tours project and Ism
Skism exhibition in Clarens last year. Armed with a B.Tech in fine art,
Mook’s versatility seems to be key to his success. Commercially he has
worked for Blackberry and Verimark, to name a few.

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