"I derive my motifs from social, cultural and historic events."
"My name is Emmanuel Atiemoh Yeboah. I was born in the Eastern Region of Ghana on July 3, 1956.
"I worked at a government survey department from 1981 to 1982. I was later asked to attend their Cartography College. Upon graduation I worked further, but due to lack of professional satisfaction, I left for Nigeria. That was in 1983.
"In Nigeria I worked with a sign-writing company. I started with the sign writing department but later changed to the artwork department. I polished my art skills in that department. I later worked with a company that exported African arts and crafts. We toured the whole of Nigeria buying goods. It was on one of these tours that I came across this type of artwork and fell in love with it. I suggested to the owner of the company that I make some.
"In 1993 I decided to come back home. I started working on my artwork. I sketch images on paper. I then assemble my working tools - glue, watercolor, and cloth. I sprinkle the watercolor on the paper to make it beautiful. I cut out all the sketches and make them into beautiful designs. Afterwards, I leave it to dry and then I frame it. I derive my motifs from social, cultural and historic events.
Dressed in brilliant batiks, two women pause in the busy day for a brief but animated conversation. Both laugh and commiserate with one another, gesticulating with their hands. Emmanuel Atiemoh Yeboah portrays the pair in oils on calico, adding cutouts....read more
Abstract images invite interpretation in this original composition by Ghana's Randy Abeka Abbam. "I wanted to show how our lives are, and the difficulties that we go through," explains the artist. "The colors depict the problems that we go through in....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
Returning them the lakeside, a woman balances a calabash gourd on her head. She is lithe and graceful, despite the weight of her load and of the baby on her back. By K. Baka, this beautiful portrait exalts the mothers of Ghana and of the world. He presents....read more
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