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For all future portfolio works, please see www.AnnanArtgh.com

Works can be purchased via www.art-mine.com/artistpage/francis_annan_affotey.aspx

Solo Show at Gallerie M

Annan’s paintings will be at Gallerie M through August 10th. Prints and paper works are also available.

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Exhibition at the InterContinental Hotel

If you are in the Milwaukee area, stop by the InterContinental Hotel to see my painting and craftism works, along with works of 5 other great artists who are finalists for the Pfister Artist in Residency Program. If my works touch you, please vote for me here: http://www.thepfisterhotel.com/vote

Thank you!

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Craftism Technique

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Living in Accra teaches you that nothing should be wasted. This craftism technique was born out of the scraps of wood and saw dust that come with frame making. The technique uses a high volume of paint to cover the crevices in the wood.

Beauty Within

Beauty Within

A deep respect for elders and authority has made it difficult for young Ghanaians to look people in the eyes. The pride and confidence of this woman, as she stares directly into your eyes with a non-aggressive demeanor, shows that her beauty within even surpasses that on the outside. While the beauty of an African women has long been defined by her curves, the future generation of women has redefined femininity by taking on more roles–in the workforce, at home, and in society. Taking on new roles requires a great deal of confidence. That inner beauty is the new mark of African women.

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Confidence

A first step towards feeling good is looking good. And the first step towards looking good is being original.

New Shirt Designs

Check out my new shirt designs! Original artwork on fabric. Can be framed or worn.

Painting Shirts

 

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Shirt Designs

Please contact me if you would like one for yourself or a loved one.

Ghana and Art: A successful exhibition opening

Mr. Nabanyin Pratt, immediate past Dean of GIMPA gave a provocative speech to open Annan and Victor’s exhibition on African Culture and the Environment.

Mr. Pratt did much more than highlight the importance of art in depicting man’s relationship with the environment. He stated the truth: art is a multi-billion dollar industry and it is about time Ghana takes the business more seriously. This means more than simply buying more art. It means parents respecting children who show interest or talent in art. It means Ministers supporting arts education. There are hundreds of talented young artists in Ghana who, with the proper guidance and opportunities, will contribute to the country’s growth and international status.

Annan’s painting works will be displayed at Novotel Hotel until September 29th.  Stop by to see why Ghanaian art can move the country forward.

(https://annanart.wordpress.com/novotel-2013-exhibition-works/)

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African Culture and the Environment, Art Exhibition

The art exhibition of Francis Annan Affotey and Victor Matthew Ablorh will open at Novotel Hotel, Accra, Thursday November 5th, 2013 at 6:30PM. Please come to the opening event to hear the guest of honor, Mr. Nabanyin Pratt, immediate past Dean of GIMPA, comment on the importance of art among youth. Guests will then follow the artists as they lead the group through the Novotel hallways, discussing some of their displayed works.

Exhibition Theme: African Culture and the Environment

The environment has a tremendous impact on culture. Every day, humans make use of the natural resources that surround them. Look at the coast, supporting everything from small-scale fisherman to big oil companies. Look at the market place, where women sell the cloth or vegetables that were also once available to them for purchase. But culture can in turn shape the state of the environment. Look at the increase of houses and buildings in Accra, deforestation in Tamale, or something positive like ecotourism in Cape Coast or Kwahu. Albert Einstein said, “The environment is everything that isn’t me.” This exhibition’s artwork focuses on both the natural and man-made environment, showing how it affects occupations, moods, livelihoods, culture, and the state of Africa itself. You can see how humans affect the environment in Victor’s depiction of bush burning, deforestation, and also in paintings of protected pristine forests. You can see how humans make use of their environment in Francis’ paintings of instruments, townscapes, or a woman cooking. Art is an important medium through which we humans understand our delicate relationship with the environment.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

The rest of 2013 will be full of art exhibiting in Accra. Annan has been invited to exhibit at Novotel Hotel, Accra throughout the month of September.  In December, he will work with his colleagues–other young artists–to hold a group exhibition at the National Museum. Throughout January, Annan will be exhibiting his works at African Regent Hotel. Keep these months in mind. More pictures to come…

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