"Flowers may seem well behaved, even sober, but the movements of their leaves take some of their seriousness away – at the end of the day, life is in need of smiles!"
"My passion for art has always run through my veins in the most natural of ways. I have long been aware of what people say about my art. My family has always been a major source of encouragement, admiring my work, and giving me coloring pencils, paints, paintbrushes, books, prints, etc.
"When I was 13 years old, one of my aunts took me to a little art school where I painted my first oil on canvas. The theme was a street with an old house, and one of the teachers praised my work. He pointed out a couple of things I needed to work on, such as the use of perspective, which I improved through time and hard work.
"I studied Fine Arts when I was at UFRJ university, and graduated with a BA in painting. It was very important to me to seriously learn to paint, it made me realize that talent isn't enough, one must sweat a lot to achieve one's goals.
"After I graduated I got a job restoring works of art, but I couldn't identify with that type of work. I wanted to create, so I went to several art fairs where artists meet to sell their work. Being in contact with all these artists was gratifying, my work matured and I was able to free myself of some elitist concepts I had acquired through my studies.
"Today mainly I work with acrylics, and I chose flowers as a medium to express my ideas. Flowers help me whether to represent synchronized movements or not, sometimes as dancers and others, like the flowers they are. Flowers may seem well behaved, even sober, but the movements of their leaves take some of their seriousness away – at the end of the day, life is in need of smiles!
"I choose colors that reinforce happiness. The work I exhibit through Novica represents some ideas I have experienced. Others are yet to be experienced…"
A woman wearing a long skirt and headscarf pours water from a jar into a calabash gourd bowl. Enoch Afram selects a color scheme of red and yellow for this cheerful portrait. Working in acrylics, he exalts the women of his homeland. The painting is framed....read more
A bold figure in black and white plays African rhythms on a xylophone. Dominating the foreground is the traditional instrument favored by the Ashanti people of Northern Ghana. Enoch Afram presents the original painting in a sese wood frame with a Manila....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
Seated beneath a huge umbrella, dignitaries gaze out across a tiled courtyard. Enoch Afram works in black and white to depict the important men. He names the painting Ahenfie, an Akan word referring to the Chief's Palace. Afram presents the original....read more
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