Mr. Eksê inhales the cyanide-infused air from the mine dumps surrounding Soweto and exhales a techno-coloured dreamscape. An international artist ; Mr.Eksê is a visionary who sees the world so absolutely for what it is that he is capable of conjuring great visual prophecies of what it can be. Trained formerly as a photographer, a professional print-maker and a Multi-Media Artist, Mr.Eksê favours graffiti over all of the other mediums that he has mastered.
Mr.Eksê hails from Orlando West and has been creating graffiti art for two decades. A son of Soweto, he uses graffiti as a tool to awaken and capture community memory of struggle and victory. His work is a gift to the next generation – inspiring, beautiful depictions that can aid us as we dream again what it means to be African.
In this panel discussion hosted by Grayscale Store & Gallery, well known Johannesburg graffiti artist Rasty Knayles and two other notable guests will discuss the influence Graffiti has had on Pop Culture over the decades since it's inception in the 1970's. Topics will include the history of graffiti, why and how it has influenced pop culture from fashion to music, the importance of recognising the roots of graffiti, as well as how contemporary graffiti artists can find their style and place in the saturated world of Pop Culture. There will be a Q&A element to the discussion for the public to be involved.