"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.
Crescents play about a woman's face, caressing her cheeks and forming her features. She closes her eyes, while ruby lips bring vibrant color to an abstract portrait. "I always depict women with their eyes closed," Jacira Baptista says of this elegant....read more
A harp and violin set the rhythm for a folkloric dancer who moves to the melody of a saxophone. Emerging from geometric patterns, his form evokes a Harlequin. "I explore the pompous costume of a dancer, emphasizing not his face but his hat," artist León....read more
The balloon seller pauses in his walk through streets and plaza. Embracing his son, he listens to the boy's confidences. In the background, balloons sway in the breeze, enticing all the children who see them. Juan Carlos Ñañaque depicts the pair in his....read more
Flying lithely across a painting in shades of gray, a woman seems to ignite the clay jars behind her. Evans Nii Adjetey Adjei works in a pointillist style to create this enigmatic work. "The twist and turns of female language… African women are such....read more
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