01 Sep ISPILI Podcasts EP02
w/ Tolo LikaKheswa
For the second episode of ISPILI Podcasts, we chat with visual communicator and illustrator from King William’s Town, Tolo LikaKheswa about his work, the properties and possibilities of paint and ink, light and darkness, as well the importance of memory and archiving.
Watch a featured episode on Tolo in “INGUQU” on ISPILI Series.
Born on the 31st of December, 1989, I am an Artist, a Father and a Social Activist. I enjoy painting in studio as much as I love painting murals outside. I have a solid passion for public art which has seen me painting murals professionally since 2013. I have no formal training in the discipline but years of experience in the field have kept me more ambitious to test my capabilities and to always allow space for growth and development through collaboration and skills exchange.
I’m a strong believer in peace in the community and see art as an effective vehicle of social change, I too coming from a disadvantaged background. This work is influenced by public opinion with my voice being the signature style that gives the works their artistic identity. I offer freelance graphic design and illustration services to provide for my family and do public art as my contribution to the ongoing call for social change and transformation in disadvantaged communities.