For his premiere solo exhibition, Ghanian painter Seth Fiifi Afful embarks on a US adventure with an exhibition in Aspen. The Pitkin County municipality in Colorado sits within the Rocky Mountains and boasts 2400 meters above sea-level. A sought-after destination for travellers the world over, Seth Fiifi Afful must feel extremely privileged to be able to showcase his work in this picturesque location.
The doors are open to the exhibition that will run until March 1st. The Casterline/Goodman Gallery is a premium spot for even the most famous name, and there’s no reason why Fiifi Afful can’t rise among them. 17 works of the highest quality are on display right now that have been created by the Accra resident. The first time his work has been exhibited in the United States, what began as a childhood hobby has flourished into a successful arts career.
It was on Instagram where Afful’s work began to be noticed. As a professional, he used the medium to promote his talents and services to a global audience. As the likes and comments flowed in, the algorithm naturally showed his creations to even more people until the effect snowballed into his world-wide acclaim of today.
The vibrant and exciting style with pop-art inspired colours and depictions of the human image offers a fresh and inventive perspective on the modern face of Africa. A clearly defined schema is used in variations and avenues that form a multiplicity of tangents which guide us to one clear focus. Ghana is fresh, up-and-coming, and ready for anything. A stylised elegance embraces hard-working patterns that work to mesmerise in conjunction with vivid and eye-catching colour.
Rather than standoffish or something to feel challenged by, the work does the opposite. A clear sense of family and familiarity flows from the expressionism within his work. These paintings are our friends and colleagues. We’ve nothing to fear, and we are much stronger now. The title of the exhibition being Beauty In Unity truly takes this concept home to the centre of the showcase.
Now in a partnership with the gallery, Seth Fiifi Afful is working on another selection of paintings. These are destined to be on display at the world-famous EXPO CHICAGO International Art Fair this April. This fantastic opportunity and direction can truly work together and enable many more like-minded painters to find their calling.
Via Aspen Daily News
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