PawaSalon XXV with Swift, Bankslave and Wise Two on Graffiti and ‘Art Rising’ in Kenya

Pawa graffiti workshop

Pawa 254 is happy to announce the next edition of #PawaSalon which will be facilitated by Pawa254-based graffiti artists Swift, Bankslave and Wise Two. They’ll be presenting some of their work and sharing knowledge and skills around this expertise. You’re invited to ask questions and interact as well.

Entry is FREE

RSVP on Facebook: CLICK HERE

Event Specifics:

What: Pawa Salon XXV on Graffiti and ‘Art Rising’ in Kenya
When: Thursday, March 6, 2014, 5 – 7pm
Who: Swift, Bankslave and Wise Two
Where: Pawa 254 Mageuzi Events space

For directions to the Hub see: http://www.pawa254.org/contact-us-2/

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Swift: Nairobi born Swift started practicing graffiti in 2008.  Previously, Swift used to paint on Matatus until it was banned.  That is when he shifted to walls. Swift has worked on numerous local projects such as those at the GoDown Arts Centre, British Council, MaVulture graffiti campaign and a number of individual projects. Swift has also been involved in an art street festival in Sweden, and was invited to the Prince Claus Ceremony in the Netherlands.

Bankslave: Bankslave’ preferred medium of expression is spray paint.  As part of the Nairobi underground scene, Bankslave has done massive murals all over Nairobi.  He’s collaborated with 60 Nozzles, Gas Crew, Spray-Uzi (Kenya) and Ghetto-Pimps Crew (Germany). He just came from completing the Kibera train graffiti project where he painted the first graffiti on a train in Kenya, if not East Africa.

Video: http://streetartontherun.org/?p=41#more-41

Find out more about Bankslave on: http://sprayforchange.com/bankslave/

Wise Two: Wise Two started graffiti art in mid 2006 and had now become a reputable pioneer of graffiti art in Kenya, and has played an integral part in bringing graffiti art to the mainstream audience in East Africa. He has also been involved in various international exhibitions and events and flaunts and impressive portfolio, exhibiting and collaborating, group and live demos locally and globally with artists such as Skope Woner of the legendary Kings Destroy crew (strated by heavy weight named Cope 2) from New York, as well as Kyot from Germany and Deaz from Singapore.

His style is crafted through years of research based on stencil art and African/psychedelic patterns that create an intricate and detailed form of art on huge walls.

Find out more about Wise Two on: http://wall-therapy.com/meet-our-therapists/2013-artist-roster/wisetwo/

VIDEO: Activate Kenya Rising:

VIDEO: Kuona Trust NAINIWHO? Graffiti Installation:

Kuona Trust NAINIWHO? Graffiti Installation from KUONATRUST on Vimeo.

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Shitemi Khamadi

Shitemi is the Community Manager at Pawa 254. He is actively involved in running the unique collaborative space as well as managing the dynamic community of Pawa 254 on and off-line. He's also passionate about Governance, politics and devolution, the law especially copyright, Social Media, Blogging, and Football
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