Artist Gives Johannesburg's Decrepit Landmarks A Neon Pink Makeover

September 12, 2014 1:25 PM

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Artist Gives Johannesburg's Decrepit Landmarks A Neon Pink Makeover

During the past few summer months, residents of Johannesburg have been noticing a strange phenomenon: a growing number of abandoned buildings in the City’s central business district sporting large splotches of neon pink paint streaming down from roofs or streaked underneath open windows, making it appear as if many of these empty buildings are leaking or “bleeding” color.

More recently, Columbian-born, New York–based multimedia artist Yazmany Arboleda, who holds a master’s degree in architecture, has stepped into the limelight as the organizer of the project, which is entitled “Beware of Colour.” Arboleda hopes to bring attention to the problem of scores of abandoned...

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