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