2017 August is perhaps a thrilling time to be a graffiti artist in Nairobi, with the city’s defining names competing to tag every spot and a new county government that is everyday looking to incorporate young creatives minds. Wise Two is on the verge of completing his piece on Tune Hotels Kenya alongside Rhapta Road in Westlands even as the hotel is set to rebrand to Ibis Styles Hotel come next week, 1st September.
Located in Westlands, Nairobi, the hotel is just a 5km drive from Nairobi Central Business District and 24km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport making it ideal for business and leisure travellers.
Tune Hotel officially opened to guests in late July 2016. Spread across 11 floors with 280 rooms, it is the first of its kind limited service international standard hotel in the city.
The towering grey and red colours of the Tune Hotel makes her stand out. She is majestic and has this tone that is quite hard to define. Now all that is being replaced with a “meditative Gods in a burning yellow sky”graffiti piece from Wise Two. Wise Two began painting at the age of seven. He has a degree in International Relations but is more likely to be found painting African masks on abandoned walls or at international festivals, rather than filing NGO reports.
Born and raised in Nairobi, his work is influenced by African culture with a nod to Egyptian hieroglyphs and his Indian heritage.
To view WiseTwo’s work visit theartofwisetwo.com.