- The Ghanaian portraiture painter joins Tommy Hilfiger for its new TommyXRomeo collection mural project
- The TommyXRomeo collection clashes Manhattan prep with Brooklyn street
- Annan Affotey is a UK-based artist and founder of AnnanArts
Ghanaian figurative and portraiture painter, Annan Affotey, has landed a deal with American fashion brand, Tommy Hilfiger, for the company's new TommyXRomeo collection mural project.
The UK-based painter's love for cultural diversity is easily recognised in his portraits, which earned him the attention of the international powerhouse fashion brand.
Shaped by his experiences living in Ghana, Europe, and the United States, Affortey uses his signature style of bold colours, thick paint, and red eyes to portray emotion and identity, said a message issued on the company's website.
''An affinity for bold and bright colours can immediately be seen in Annan's murals. Vivid blue is paired with the vibrant colours of the TommyXRomeo pieces,'' the message added.
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Aim of artist's work
The founder of AnnanArts' work aims to inspire confidence, seen through his signature textured strokes, vibrant dark skin, and red eyes.
While the murals fuse art and culture, the TommyXRomeo collection clashes Manhattan prep with Brooklyn street.
Celebrating the achievement
Annan Affotey has uploaded stunning frames along with a message on Instagram to announce and celebrate the achievement.
An artist who bought jets
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Ibrahim Mahama, a 34-year-old Ghanaian artist who lives in Tamale narrated how he was able to set up an expensive arts centre in the northern region through his art.
Narrating his story in an interview on the YouTube channel, Exposed By Bebs, Ibrahim said he has been able to sell artwork for $1,000,000 (N411,690,000) and others at lower but expensive prices.
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Ibrahim who interestingly shares the same name with former president John Mahama's brother was able to acquire six different aircraft ranging between $10,000 (N4,116,900) to $20,000 (N8,233,800) each for his art centre.
According to the 34-year-old, he hopes to inspire hope and life in the northern part of Ghana where he has already acquired 100 acres of land for different big-time projects.