Self-taught artist spreads wings

Rampadi’s art has already gained international traction
Rampadi’s art has already gained international traction

Otsile Rampadi, also known as Oats De Artist is a 19-year-old self-taught mural, painter and portrait artist. Born and raised in Pitsane, the young artist aims to use his art to go places.

Despite his young age, his art has already gained international recognition. In an interview with Arts & Culture, Rampadi who is currently based in Mmopane, said he works with various mediums that include charcoal, graphite, pastels and paint.

From the many portraits he has produced of local and international famous faces, his art has attracted coverage from international and the local media. “I am only doing portraits of international and local faces to advertise or grow my talent through support from Batswana. I do commissioned drawings which most of Batswana are interested in.

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