One of the most notable characteristics of South African pop art is its use of satire and irony to comment on political and social issue, creating powerful and evocative works that reflect the country's unique cultural heritage.
Contemporary South African pop art is also characterised by its use of new technologies and digital media, artists such as Zanele Muholi, Kudzanai Chiurai, and Mohau Modisakeng - and StateoftheART's Ruan Jooste
- use digital media, photography, and video to create works that explore themes of identity, race, and politics in the digital age. Jooste's works explore the impact of consumer culture on society, including issues of consumerism, advertising, and branding, and how it shapes our perceptions and values.
Contemporary pop art often incorporates bright, bold colors to create striking and eye-catching compositions: artist Jonathan van der Walt
uses neon and fluorescent colors in his small sculptural works of Andy Warhol astride a branded food.