By Annan Affotey
Curated by Tina Tangalakis
Champions is Amar Singh Gallery’s first exhibition with artist Annan Affotey. Born and raised in Accra, Ghana, Annan navigates black identity through portraiture. His paintings focus on women and men of color with vibrant dark skin and soul filled eyes. He surrounds his figures in negative space allowing each subject to tell their own story. Annan’s paintings highlight the nuances of the facial expression and examine a story that goes beyond surface level.
The idea that each individual has a unique, unseen story is a recurring theme in Annan’s work. For Women’s History Month, Annan pays tribute to the women in his life through this exhibition. Influenced by his mother, sisters and a former schoolmate, Champions explores the undiscovered stories of women who have inspired him.
Annan’s work has previously been exhibited in Los Angeles, New York City, Miami and Accra. This marks his first solo online exhibition.