• The Extelecoms building walls tell the story of a Nation and its dreams for a future.
• Apart from being recognized in Kenya, the artist has also been noticed in Kampala, Australia and Tanzania.
Viktart Mwangi, a graduate of Kenyatta University is the artist behind the exquisite mural on the Extelecoms building on Haile Selassie Avenue.
The 27-year-old got a degree in Fine Arts and Design from Kenyatta University as it has always been his passion and what he loves to do.
The Extelecoms building was painted in 2020 on all four sides and is a work that the artist describes as his best work yet.
"In 2020 my team and I were lucky to work on this incredible mural. It's our biggest mural yet, at around 2400M². It took several months of Pre Planning, 2 months of painting, and approximately 700L of paint to get this done," he captioned on his Instagram page.
The Extelecoms building walls tell a story of a Nation and its dreams for a future which is the photo below;
The 27-year-old has also received an award from the Central Bank of Kenya boss for his art project in St.Kizito Litein school for the deaf.
The project was a collaboration between him and the Central Bank of Kenya back in 2021 a project that made headlines.
Speaking about his experience the artist expressed his joy for the successful outcome terming it as a transformation.
"There is a superb job at St Kizito’s Litein School for the Deaf, Kericho. The walls give visual excitement and motivation to the students. What a transformation! " he described his work.
He also does murals in residential places, schools, offices, and hotels as evidenced in his Instagram page.
Apart from being recognized in Kenya, the mural artist has also been noticed in Kampala, Rwanda. Australia and Tanzania, where he has made amazing work.
Being an artist in Kenya has always been a hustle and getting recognition is an even bigger challenge but Mwangi narrates how his work has always been the highlight of his life.
"I've learnt that I am happiest while doing what I love. My work gives me purpose. It distracts me from reality. In absence of something to do I begin to crack," he stated.
What stands out on his Instagram page apart from the colorful paintings, is also how he acknowledges his team of artists.