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'Idiomatic Expression' - Cubist Symbolic Acrylic Painting from West Africa

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Cubist Symbolic Acrylic Painting from West Africa, "Idiomatic Expression"

Combining a Cubist style with traditional West African symbology, Ghanaian... more

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Combining a Cubist style with traditional West African symbology, Ghanaian artist Seth Korkordi Selom composes a compelling original painting. The colorful canvas is centered by a pair of African masks which are surrounded by various adinkra symbols. Adinkra symbols are visual icons used by the Asante peoples to convey a common belief or proverb. At the top left is nkyinkyim, a twisting zigzag motif that represents adaptability. Also featured in the painting are mate masie which means "what I hear, I keep", representing wisdom; and ese ne tekrema, "the teeth and the tongue", which represents friendship and strength in unity.

  • 0.57 kgs
  • 1.3 lbs
  • 107.6 cm W x 91 cm H
  • 42" W x 36" H

  • Acrylic on canvas
  • Arrives unframed
  • Unstretched
  • Signed by the artist
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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Jamila

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10/13/2020

"Stunning!"

The craftsmanship in this artwork is absolutely beautiful. Anyone who visits remarks on how beautiful this piece is.

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Andrew

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07/18/2016

"Sources of Livelihood"

I bought a painting from Mr. Selom and took it to a framer without opening the box--we opened it together. Wow, what an impression! The framer was blown away too. It looked nice over the Internet, but sometimes things don't look the same live. This was even better--incredible colors. Kudos to the artist.

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