Enjoy an in-depth Cape Town street art experience with legendary graffiti-artist Mak1one.
Urban art and street art can be found throughout Cape Town. On walls, doorways and under bridges, turning ordinary spaces into canvasses of expression, often holding political or social significance, a form of art once associated with defiance and revolt, it is in fact a cultural message to the people of the city.
For graffiti-artist Mak1one, being born and raised in Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town in the 1970s meant (and for many, still means) living a life where putting food on the table was a daily struggle, poverty was rife and choices were limited. Discovering the expressive medium of graffiti art in the late 1980’s was a liberating and pivotal moment for him personally. It has empowered him to express who he is and what he is thinking, allowing him to leave his mark on the community.
Meet Mak1one and engage in an exchange that will offer insight into Cape Town’s underground graffiti scene, the varied creative styles and processes, the political history of his life and that of the country, and the deep link the local artists hold with the contemporary social world.