TAFA Ghanaian, American

TAFA is an award-winning artist whose paintings have been exhibited and collected in Europe, Japan, Canada, South America, Africa and the US. Hisabstract oil paintings are depicted by strong Social, Political, Religious statements in audacious brilliant colors.  His abstract Sports and Music paintings portray both activities with the energy one would only expect from an actual performance. 

“My paintings are my drum song, my dance of the soul,” 

“I am like the divine drummer,” says TAFA, “trying to materialize the transient, the spiritual, to search the soul of our hopes, fears and visions.”

This search sometimes births art that confronts and challenges or art that elevates and inspires. “Creating art is a cosmological journey, it is mirrored in the experience of the collective consciousness of all who search for the truth.  Delving into my being is not paramount, what is pivotal is reaching into the internal spaces that have created eternity of memory, our primordial memories.”

Numerous galleries, educational and cultural institutions in the US, Japan, Europe and Africa have collected and exhibited TAFA’s paintings.  His works are in many permanent public and private collections including the Superior Court, Washington, D.C, Barclays Bank, Sparrow Hospital, Michigan, Shell Co, Ghana’s National Museum, Carver Federal Bank and former New York City Mayor, David N. Dinkins, Bryant Gumbel and the late Johnny Cochran.

TAFA obtained a BFA degree from the College of Art, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. He lives in Harlem, NY.