“My goal is to celebrate our similarities instead of our differences.” – Aniekan Udofia
You might not know him by name, but you definitely recognize his work. Aniekan Udofia is a prominent DC street artist with many of his work visible in northwest D.C. The most iconic of these murals is Udofia’s Marvin Gaye portrait pictured below:
FamousDC caught up with Aniekan to discuss his art and his inspirations. Check it out…
What is the underlying message behind your artwork?
Where do you turn to for inspiration for your artwork?
Did you ever get caught coloring on the walls as a kid?
How long does it take you from start to finish to complete your street art murals?
“The time varies, and it all depends on weather, the space, schedule, and concept development. Rendering the painting takes less time, and it’s the concept development that is most time-consuming. For example, it may take 3 weeks to a month to develop a concept, but only 3 days to a week to paint it on the wall.”
If you were to draw a mural dedicated solely to DC, what images and colors would you be sure to include in it?