My name is Keith Smith, also known as Afrokilla. I'm a Chicago based artist currently jamming out art murals and creating commission art pieces for galleries, festivals, events, and art buyers all around the country. Let's connect!
This website is a collection of my artwork as I learn and grow through all of my experiences in Chicago. I received my Graphic Design degree in 2012 from The Illinois Institute of Art then suddenly became interested in creating urban, street based art. My primary focus is to develop an organic, groovy flow using acrylic and spray paint onto anything I can get my hands on. I'm drawn more towards sustainability with my pieces by using reclaimed objects for my canvases. As for the murals that I am creating, I try to give the space "what it deserves" in terms of redesigning the visual aesthetics in the environment. My personal influences that impact my style are skateboarding, urban culture and the people I meet during all of these wonderful experiences.
I'm currently working out of my studio at The Pilsen Art & Design center. I love movin' and groovin' around the city and have been super tapped into the event / festival scene since 2015. You can find my upcoming shows where I showcase artwork and live paint for audiences on the EVENTS page here on my site!
Please, enjoy viewing my creative process on this site. It contains of a wide range of projects I've worked on with stories and galleries to share. I'm always grinding away in the studio to create more and more so stay tuned for those updates. Current pieces for sale are located in the SHOP page so feel free to support!
Keep it groovy.