Exhibition runs from: Friday 8th of July – Thursday 14th of July 2011
Gallery Opening Hours: Fri, Mon – Wed: 11.00 am to 6.30 pm – Sat: 12.30pm – 5.00 pm
Last day of Exhibition: Thursday 14th of July: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
African Art Inspirations is pleased to introduce an exhibition of African Art showcasing the work of two highly talented contemporary African artists, Seth Nii Clottey (Ghana) and Issa Issifou (Togo). The one-week event brings together selected works by these painters.
The show emphasizes a growing trend of creative talents pushing from the African Continent through to the international art scene. The pieces depict the artists’ realities and their own take on everyday life in their respective communities. The compositions on display capture the vibrancy and richness of Africa showing tradition and spirit of this vast multi-ethnic community.
African Art Inspirations has a big passion for African Art and has been sourcing highly talented contemporary African artists and exposing their work to a wider audience via the Internet and selective exhibitions. In doing so the artists gain a well deserved coverage and visitors get to enjoy African Art at its finest.
This exhibition is a testament to this new revival of African Art, featuring beautiful works from this dynamic yet under-represented art community.
Seth Nii Clottey (1962) currently lives and works in Accra, Ghana. He graduated from the Ghanatta College of Art in Accra and has exhibited his work throughout Ghana, West Africa, UK, USA and Japan.
He draws on the nature, landscape and of people going about their daily lives. His work encompasses a wide range of subjects, from beachscapes through Market Scenes to City Scenes. A rare display of passion and commitment is evident within his works, which are in private and corporate collections across Ghana, UK, Europe and USA.
Issa Issifou (1977), artist name “Chris” has been painting since a young age. He has taken part in and has won numerous youth art competitions. After his A level and due to a lack of art related university degrees in his native country Togo, he travelled across West Africa to perfect his painting techniques.
Chris is inspired by his surroundings and his painting style can be described as figurative. The subjects of his works are African women doing their everyday tasks depicting everyday life and landscapes.
In his quest for beauty, Chris describes painting as an inner pleasure. He currently lives and works in Cotonou, Benin.