"I believe that art serves as a means of individual expression and a potential visual expression of the African continent."
"At any given time, it has been difficult and challenging to tell what is under the long system of African art and culture.
"I was born on the 23rd of December, 1980 at Accra, in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Indeed art has been part of my life, not merely a desperate move to find alternative means to supplement my income and generally improve my finances. My interest in art came naturally after I graduated from the Bishop's Mixed Junior Secondary School in 1996. At the time I decided to pursue a career in art simply as an act of improving my financial situation. As a former student of Ghanatta College of Art, I have always painted in searing colors that communicate the heart of the African Diaspora. I paint with simple shapes that accumulate weight through repetition, thereby creating dynamic images. I am currently an art researcher, an art diplomat at the Ghanatta College of Art, and a member at the Loom Limited and Artist Alliance. My works can be found in public and private collections, in Africa, Europe, and other places.
"When I paint I try to capture the essence of the subject rather than the image itself. This can be noticed in the figurative painting of my market scenes, durbar, and various collections. I believe that art serves as a means of individual expression and a potential visual expression of the African continent."
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.
Abstracted forms by Chero suggest horns, metal blades and ceramic jars. Enveloped in blue shadow, they postulate an enigma. Partial light highlights portions of the composition, intensifying its sense of mystery.
Thai artist Natthida translates her feelings into an inspired acrylic on canvas. "I wanted to express how I feel while I am meditating on my work," Natthida confides. "There is peace and calm. I feel as if I was floating and I feel so happy."
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.
COLLECTIONS FEATURING Cubist Paintings : $100 to $250
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