Arushi Gallery and Tina Tangalakis debuted “Intersecting Identities” on February 10, 2022, but runs through March 15, 2022. Contact the gallery if you would like to view the exhibition. Remember to confirm with gallery all covid protocols and guidelines –(proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required).
Oxford-based artist Annan Affotey, one of the featured artists of the group show navigates black identity through portraiture. His paintings focus on women and men of color with vibrant dark skin and soul filled, red eyes. He surrounds his figures in negative space allowing each subject to tell their own story. Affotey’s paintings highlight the nuances of facial expression and examine a story that goes beyond surface level.
Affotey was born in 1985 and graduated from Ghanatta College of Art and Design in 2007 with a degree in Drawing & Painting. In 2013, Annan Affotey helped found the African Young Artist Organization (AYAO), a group dedicated to supporting African youth in the arts through education and exhibitions.
Affotey brings everyday experiences into intensely colorful, textured and expressive compositions. Earlier this year Affotey had solo exhibitions at Ronchini Gallery in London and Danny First’s Cabin in Los Angeles. His work has also been exhibited in New York City, London, Miami, and Accra.
On view: February 10, 2022 – March 15, 2022
What: “Intersecting Identities”
Where: Arushi Gallery, 1243 West Temple Street, Los Angeles,