Acrylic Paintings from West Africa(202 items)
Welcome to the Acrylic Paintings from West Africa Gallery at NOVICA.
Seth Alifo Original paintings
"In this art field I have faced a lot of challenges… I'm still hopeful. I am going to create annual exhibitions for artists in my country, and nurture the young ones on the importance of art."
Popular Acrylic Paintings from West Africa
Nature-Themed Expressionist Painting in Green from Ghana, "Cooperation"$54.99
Separated by water, two trees connect their branches, as if holding hands. Ghanaian artist Stephen Dede-Bamfo paints this scene, depicting the two trees against a background of green in an expressionist style. Says the artist, "We need each other to survive in this life. We can achieve great things in life when we work together."
Abstract Painting from Africa, "Come In"
Memories from his days in the National Service spent in northern Ghana serve as inspiration to David Mawunya Charway. "The people of this area are very hospitable!," confides the Ghanaian artist. "I especially recall the architectural style of the region and its dry withered trees during Harmattan season." Every year, from November to March, the "African trade winds" of Harmattan blow dry and dusty from the Sahara to the Gulf Guinea. At their strongest, they can blow all the way to North America.
Original Signed Portrait of a Himba Woman from Namibia, "Women Aglow"$1,789.99
A woman smiles as she faces the viewer; three others stand in the background. All are bathed in radiant light. Yet their glow may also refer to the Himba women's custom of applying butter and ochre to their hair and skin, which gives them a rosy glow. The Himba are an ancient, semi-nomadic group of cattle and goat herders in northwestern Namibia. Ghanaian artist Seth Alifo uses a modified pointillist style to create this dramatic portrait. "This woman so graciously and preciously posed is a painting derived from the Himba people. You can see and feel a canvas dominated by an arrangement of colors that confer radiance to the image," he confides.
Cubis Art Signed Painting of a Musician from Ghana, "Music"$149.99
A serpentine figure plays the trumpet, accompanied by a drum that hangs from a string. This cubist painting from Ghana expresses the artist's love for music. Ghana's Nana K. K. hopes to one day be recognized as one of the premier artists from Africa, using a variety of expressive shapes and colors to transmit her inner visions to the viewer.