"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.
Crouching, he beats out a melody on the xylophone. Waves of golden light carry the music toward the sky. Evans Nii Adjetey Adjei depicts a man in traditional West African dress whose thoughts are far away. The painting explores personal identity. "Often....read more
Bright color and voluptuous shapes entice the viewer. Joseph Kwaw Besoabewie's style is cubist as he explores varying vistas of a guitar, or sanku in the Ga language. In Ghana, music is used for communication and therefore the guitar's sounds....read more
The trumpet has long played a part in the music of West Africa. Working in his hallmark style, Enoch Afram depicts a musician blowing a sweet, low melody, who literally dances to his own tune. Afram presents the original painting in a sese wood frame....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.
COLLECTIONS FEATURING Dance and Music Cubist Paintings
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