People I Met: Reggie

“Hey there, is the art exhibition inside here?”

“Yes yes, just head on right and go straight!”

*I went before I met him again*

“Hello, I’m sorry I didn’t get your name just now”

“Hello I’m Reggie”

“Wait? Reggie?! No way, wait, no way!”

That’s how I met the artist behind the exhibition. Yes, Reggie Khumalo, the artist. 

Reggie Khumalo

The universe indeed have it’s strange way of working its magic and through Bertrand, I got to know about Reggie’s art exhibit.

Reggie Khumalo Artist

Professionally painting for 3 years and counting, Reggie’s a traveller and an artist.

I love how his canvas consists of a unique mix of pop art and graffiti with a message or story to tell. I asked him about the story behind his paintings for some, and he decides to bring me and 2 of his friends down to check out his studio.

Reggie Khumalo

It was an amazing experience to check out behind the scenes. And I love how he have a corner wall just to work on his art.

 

From out meet up, this hits me the most,

“I hope I can paint till I die”.

 

It’s nice to met a guy so passionate in his works. And that got me wondering about what I would love to do until I die.

 

We shook hands and hug as we bid farewell.

It was pretty late after and the city’s been in a state of an electrical blackout.

I figured I’ll head back early, and with that, I ended my first “official” night of my adventure.

 

Meeting Reggie gave me so many answers, but also left me with some questions to wonder on my own.


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