Room Number 7, Second Floor
Artist – Mak1One
Grafitti artist, Mak1One, takes us into his head in this 3-D room. Wanting to share his vision with others, he has designed a very unusual roof sculpture, which details the three-dimensional view he has of things. “When I look at objects I see them from every angle, all the shadows and shapes and contours, I never just see something flat and smooth.”
The 3-D piece defies expectation by remaining colourless, as the colour would overwhelm the effect of dimension. The view from the window is a continuation of the theme, with fellow graffiti artist, Faith’s energetic mural on the wall across the courtyard.
Other touches include, a yellow warning light in the bathroom, a reminder of the negative aspect of authority over graffiti and the misunderstandings surrounding it. A wall-mounted spray can, black sketchbook and camera are all icons of the craft and encourage you to play a bit.
Adopt a pseudonym and start seeing things for more than they appear, soon you will feel like you are Being Mak1One.
About the Artist
Being Mak1One is a Capetonian who can hardly believe he makes money out of doing what he loves most. He has officially been a graffiti artist since 1989, designing for many progressive corporate companies and private individuals. He has also personally spearheaded some community upliftment projects through his craft.