- 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
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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 Ghanaian 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.
Ghanaian artist lands major deal with Dior
In a previous story, Briefly News reported that Ghanaian artist, Amoako Boafo, has landed a mouth-watering deal with French luxury goods company, Dior, to develop one of the most talked-about collections.
The young Ghanaian native is working with the creative director of Dior, Kim Jones, to create designs for the Spring-Summer menswear season. The recognition is truly massive as Dior is recognised as one of the most exclusive brands worldwide. Outlets are located in major fashion centres such as Paris, Milan, New York, Hong Kong, Beijing and Oslo.
Boafo joins the list of A-list artists that Jones has worked with, including Raymond Pettibon, KAWS, Hajime Sorayama and Daniel Arsham. The future is looking bright and limitless for this young creative, who is well on his way to putting Africa on the map in his field.
Source: Briefly News