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For the Dunoon station, artist Ofentse Letebele has created a set of seven drawings, printed large on colourful backgrounds, each a close-up portrait of a smiling face. The artist says that he wanted to create a positive and celebratory image, particularly for the sake of the young.
“I feel like the Western Cape can be a challenging society to grow up in, so it's always nice to have works that nurture the environment in which we raise our children,” he says.
Inspired by the site to work with light and colour, he considered the effect from both sides of the glass. “I was trying to create a light spectrum that would shine and create a dynamic space. When you're inside you may experience the light spectrum part of it, and when you're outside you may experience the narration part of it.”
He hopes that the row of vibrant transparent colours, combined with the smiles, will “break the immediate rush that daily commuters have. I was trying to ease that process … and to inspire someone's day.”
About the Artist
Ofentse Letebele has a degree in Multimedia Design from Tshwane University of Technology. He lives in Cape Town where he works as an artist, animator, musician and award-winning product designer. He established a public art project called #AMANDLA with the aim of generating confidence among young Africans through art and design.