Graffiti to liven up Wernhil taxi rank

The taxi rank at Wernhil Park shopping centre in the capital will soon undergo a facelift when some walls there will be spray-painted with graffiti by local artists.

Gondwana Brand Manager Jescey Visagie said this recently in an exclusive interview with Nampa after 19 top Namibian artists last weekend received the tips of the trade from international graffiti artist, Monstariam from Kuwait.

The Red Bull Amaphiko workshop took place at the Gondwana Shebeen of the Windhoek Showgrounds in partnership with Gondwana Collection, Ohorongo Cement, Neo Paints, Red Bull and Fresh FM.

Monstariam shared his experiences on art, branding and becoming an entrepreneur through art, using artistic talent to build a sustainable business.

Monstariam also went through the techniques of graffiti.

“I started from the bottom and worked my way up.  Educating myself every day on how to find a way to make the impossible, possible and I always find a way to make something work,” Monstariam was quoted as saying.

The Namibian artists were divided into different groups to test their skills on graffiti application.

They created beautiful art pieces which will now be spray-painted on the taxi rank walls.

Petrus Amuthenu was chosen by Monstariam as the artist with the most impressive art piece and will now shadow him for an entire week travelling Namibia, staying at three Gondwana Lodges creating street art in various towns and townships.