I have to admit that my Instagram stalker tendencies led me to today’s spotlight feature.Hes gift literally blew me away and I was so excited when he agreed to do this interview with me.I was even more excited when he told me that he is Zambian #Represent although he is currently based in Pretoria,South Africa.Yes guys apart from fashion,art has a special place in this girls heart(thought you had me all figured out huh, huh,huh?). I would urge you to grab yourself a glass of juice,coffee or whatever you drink because this is such a good read!
In a nutshell who is Taonga Kalyepe?
TK is a creator. I’m a a person who enjoys taking a blank canvas and making something out of it, which is why I fell in love with Software Development and IT.
According my stalking results,yes I stalked you lol,most of your subjects are female is there a reason behind that?
How do you pick your subjects?
Do you collect anything?
Apart from art what do you enjoy doing?
Any other talents you may be keeping from us?
What project are you working on now?
Right now, I’m not working on anything. I’m taking a break to focus on school.
What’s your favorite place to see art?
I like viewing online galleries, there a lot of good art out there, and they showcase and introduce me to a lot of new artists.
What under-appreciated artist, gallery, or work do you think people
should know about?
Know any good jokes?
What’s the last great book you read?
The last book I read and finished was “The Fault In Our Stars” by John Green. Now, I’m currently ready “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes.
And apparently the movie came out starring Emilia Clarke (Khaleesi baby!).If you have any good book suggestions, please do share.
What’s your art-world pet peeve?
I have a number of peeves concerning art, but the most prominent is that people who aren’t artists fail to realize the effort that artists go through to create their art. Its one thing being a critic, its another thing being an ignorant critic.
What’s the weirdest thing you ever saw happen in a museum or gallery?
Honestly, nothing strange ever happens at exhibitions, or at least when I’m there. People tend to behave themselves when there’s art.
Do you make a living off your art?
No, i don’t make a living off my work. Right now I’m not in a position to do so.
From your work, which piece would you say is your favorite?
I don’t have any favorite pieces. I actually dislike most of them. But if I were to choose, I guess it would be my drawing of Hadassah.
You are stranded on an island and only have 3 items what would they be?
Stranded on an island, all I’d need is food, a tree-house, and Rihanna.
Have you ever showcased your work or do you intend to showcase it?
I have an impending showcase coming up later this year.
Do you think there is enough exposure and platforms for artists like yourself if not how would you like that to change?
As a closing note, I’d recommend that you view @fr.vnc on Instagram. He inspires me to be a great artist.
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