Impressionism is an artistic movement that emerged in France in the 1860s, capturing ‘on-the-spot’ moments and the transient effects of sunlight.
Rather than painting inside a studio, the Impressionists discovered they could better capture the ephemeral and ever-changing sunlight by swiftly working outdoors, directly in front of their subjects — a practice known as ‘en plein air’ (in the open air). This approach heightened their sensitivity to light, colour, and the constantly shifting aspects of the natural environment. Their brushwork became swift and fragmented, consisting of distinct dabs, aimed at conveying the fleeting nature of light.
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Avant Arte in Accra
A series of studio visits in the Ghanaian capital.
Kwesi Botchway (he/him) was born in 1994 in Accra, Ghana. He lives and works in Accra and Brussels, Belgium.
Aya Takano was born in 1976 in Saitama, Japan, and now lives and works in Tokyo.
Kour Pour was born in 1987 in Exeter, UK, and now lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.
Lady with a Tampi
Kwesi Botchway’s stylistic portrait Lady with a Tampi embodies the beauty of Black experience through Afro-Impressionism.The sitter reclines confidently into her chair, luxuriating in a casual moment of relaxation. Rich purple is integral to Botchway’s palette – connoting royalty, seduction and glamour. Acrylic hand-finishing draws focus to areas where Botchway believes our emotions are best portrayed; the eyes and lips.“My work compels the viewer to become physically and emotionally invested in the subject’s story.”
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We collaborate with artists to create both limited editions and works on paper.
A limited edition is part of a unique series of pieces. Limited editions are fixed in quantity, meaning we will only ever produce a certain number.
Framing options vary for each piece and are listed on the individual artwork pages. Our standard glazing offer is a minimum 90% UV acrylic plexiglass, or you can upgrade to an anti reflective Optium museum plexiglass.
Yes, 100%. We work directly with our artists to create editions that accurately represent their body of work. Additionally, every artist personally reviews and approves their final editions.
Each edition comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity (COA) signed by the artist. Additionally every edition will be signed, marked, or numbered on the edition itself.
Works on paper and some originals don't come with a COA.
No—the copyright is not transferred to the purchaser of the edition.
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