"My improvisations of colorful kente cloth designs are derived and inspired by my cultural background..."
Evans Nii Adjetey Adjei is an energetic young artist with aspirations of broad success. Born in 1976, he attended art school, studying abstract and semi-abstract painting, texture, and graphic design. After graduating he went on to teach children how to combine art and textiles, especially the kente designs sponsored by UNESCO in affiliation with the Associated School Project Network.
Evans tells us, "My improvisations of colorful kente cloth designs are derived and inspired by my cultural background as well as the natural objects I find in life. Using rollers, palette knives and brushes, I portray the movement of female body language in acrylic paints, innocent to the curvilinear, robustness of my countrywomen." Evans work has been exhibited throughout Ghana, as well as in Canada and the USA.
With arms lifted to embrace the other, abstract figures face in opposite directions. The circles and petals appear in mirror images as Vera Lemos juxtaposes forms and colors. Warm and playful, the abstract is tranquil, yet thought-provoking.
"This is a scene from northern Peru, where women carry cotton on their heads," explains Vilma Ipanaqué. She prepares a palette of rich, intense colors that exudes the warmth and energy of her chosen topics.
Ruth Martins paints a landscape from northern Brazil, characterized by an infinite blue sky and thorny cactus. Dominating this colorful painting, a young mother with a basket over her arm holds her child close. Her expression is worried as she goes about....read more
Fairly dancing to his own beat, a drummer pounds out a complex rhythm. Enoch Afram works in black and white to depict the musician, and presents the original painting in a sese wood frame with a Manila board passe-partout.
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