Lakwena Maciver doesn’t shy away from the spotlight. Big, bold, and vibrant, her murals are sprawled across walls, each bearing a powerful message. “Together We Stand,” reads one, “Choose Love,” says another.
“I’m not much of a self-promoter,” admitted the London-based artist in an interview with Lecture in Progress. “The large-scale nature of my work has helped in this respect, as it’s like a giant advert for me in a way. Instagram is also helpful, although I have, at times, a tortured relationship with it.”
“I work from my studio above Ridley Road Market in Dalston,” she expounded. “Every day looks different depending on what projects I’ve got on. There’s always a lot of admin and answering emails – that doesn’t change. Sometimes I’ll be planning a mural, sometimes reading and writing as research, sometimes contacting suppliers, sometimes I’ll be outdoors painting a mural, sometimes prepping boards to paint. It’s very varied. I also often travel internationally to paint murals, or to exhibit work abroad.”
With more than 100k followers on Instagram, her hard work clearly paid off. Take a look at some of her creations in the gallery below.