"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."
Ripe bananas nestle beside a cluster of grapes. A papaya, lemon and tangerine join the ensemble for a still life of glowing color. Centering this extravagant composition, a terracotta pitcher brings its own warmth to the painting.
Voluptuous and inviting, clay cántaros or (jars) cluster on fields of terracotta. Abstract motifs in the background imitate the rounded forms as they pose enticingly. Used by pre-Hispanic man to store grains and liquids, they symbolize abundance....read more
Bold blossoms cluster in a red vase in this beautiful composition. By André de Miranda, the stunning linoleum block print is richly detailed, with ceramic mosaic motifs on the vase and a starry sky seen through the window. The artist presents it in a....read more
Deep hues and strong color closures give a surreal air to this elegant still life. By Emmanuel, it depicts bottles and goblets juxtaposed upon one another in such a way that they seem like echos. "The subtle figures of rounded glasses, the bottles filled....read more
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