VOLUME II / ISSUE XI / NOVEMBER 2018
PURPOSE. PASSION. PAINT.
Raphael Dapaah | Art Contributor email@example.com
It is said that “The eyes are the window to the soul.” They never lie, betray, or dismay; often revealing the depths of our identity that are undiscovered, and even unknown to us.
As I stare into the eyes of Solomon Adufah’s ‘ Forbidden Knowledge’ portrait, I see beyond the young figure’s skin of black marble, emboldened by the emerald galactic backdrop and wild flora. I see something so ancient and prehistoric, that it seems to transcend time and space itself.
Solomon Adufah is far from your typical visual artist. Hailing from Odumasi, a small rural village in the Eastern region of Ghana, he vividly recalls his humble beginnings as an artist, and what would signal the start of a long, and winding artistic journey.
Looking into these eyes; soft, yet strong, old, yet young, is like staring into the very soul of Africa.
“My passion for creativity started at an early age growing up in rural Ghana,” he shared. “As far back as I