Opinions of Tuesday, 18 February 2020
Columnist: Priscela Ofei-Mensah
Merlyn Felix Addo corrective this photo
Artwork which includes Paintings in Ghana was already apparent as not a advantageous amplitude to get into but it is currently, accepting its amplitude with time. Émile Zola already said, “The artisan is annihilation afterwards the gift, but the allowance is annihilation afterwards works”. Artworks such as paintings, drawings, sketches, carve amid others makes our activity colourful and allusive because it expresses a lot of words with a simple art piece.
Pencils and affiche colours comedy an important role in the art industry, but it is currently demography a transformation with the acceleration of technology, which has fabricated it added easier, acceptable and faster accepted as Digital painting. It acquired from the acceptable means through the use of pencils and affiche colours into the use of Information Communication Technologies on a agitate and this transformation has become addition aptitude authoritative art added attainable and attractive.
People aloof adore art from distant afterwards agreeable added in it, to get to apperceive the accuracy abaft the allotment of art. Some festivals like the “Chale Wote” anniversary has helped to advance such works and created some acquaintance which has today fabricated art accretion a advanced admirers space.
In Ghana, there are bound government institutions such as the abstruse chief aerial schools and universities advancing the beheld art affairs which include; paintings and added carve works and aloof a duke abounding of clandestine entities auspicious adroitness too.
This, as a result, discourages families from acceptance their accouchement to absolute themselves to their aptitude but rather accompany added programs instead of beheld arts. It has additionally become a blackmail to some individuals with the admiration to adventure into art in college apprenticeship afterwards commutual the beheld art affairs during their chief aerial academy days, arch to a lot of individuals at home because of the bound amplitude in their acreage to enhance their skills.
The few who end up in the tertiary institutions either change their affairs of abstraction to a non accompanying art acreage such as nursing, law, business administering etc. whilst others administer to acquisition a way to augment their aptitude by agreeable in activities to enhance their aptitude in adjustment for it not to accommodated its abortive death. But the catechism is, what of those who can not accompany their apprenticeship but acquisition themselves at home?
Merlyn Felix Addo a Ghanaian based Artisan with his adroitness to actualize portraits with affections is not an barring in this case. He was beat by his own mum not to chase his affection in the acreage of art, at the breakable age of bristles area he was already baffled because he was begin painting.
First painting at the age of Bristles (5)
He had no added advantage than to accord up on his art abilities based on his parent’s desires. He focused on his apprenticeship and had his way through Chief aerial Academy at Anum Presbyterian Chief Aerial Academy area he advised Business Administering to canyon through the system. He furthered his studies at the Presbyterian University College in the year 2013, area he advised BSC Mathematics (Accounting).
Fortunately, his aptitude begin him, as his affection for painting afire with a cartel from a friend, who placed two hundred Ghana cedis (¢200.00) on a bet for him to paint. This cartel befuddled the affection he had in him for the years gone by and he started painting. It opened several doors and opportunities for him abreast from schooling. But this, may not be the case for others and as a result, skills, passion, and talents of those individuals may accommodated their abortive afterlife because they may not breeding their ability and ability end up accident it eventually.
MC Illusion “Omari” 2018.
He had an befalling to advise accouchement how to paint, and with his little experience, was able to booty them through their Children’s anniversary Anniversary in Kumasi Ayigya Calvary Charismatic Centre which became a success. His accumulation topped the accident with twenty-nine over thirty (29 /30) account credibility at the end of the celebration. This gave him the bend to assignment harder and abide the aisle of his God accustomed talent. It was absolutely the aboriginal accomplishment with his talent.
Made of Silver “Pierrette” 2018
“Talent is natural, but abilities is alone developed by hours and hours of assault on your craft”-Merlyn Felix Addo
Based on his achievements and affection for art he was encouraged to embrace his aptitude afterwards affair a Professor in art, Mr. Bumah at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) who aware the abundance in him. He gave him brushes and colors and accomplished him how to get his own canvas (A lath artisan acrylic or draw on) and to go advanced to fly appear his dream.
Made of Gold “Sam” 2018
He had his aboriginal exhibition in 2014 which was captivated at the Presbyterian University College campus (PUC). It was a huge success which resulted in attractive him a lot of sales and gave him an assets to alpha his own art business. Afterwards that exhibition, he had several affairs from some admired individuals and Organizations such as Kula Perry CEO of Fear No Man, Mr Francis, Manager of Consolidated Bank of Ghana, Abetifi Presbyterian University College Board, Vodafone Ghana etc. This paved way for added affairs to advertise his brand. He additionally did paintings for some arresting bodies at a no allegation amount and delivered it to them for either a advertising or for acceptance of his brand. Every artisan has a besom name, of which his has been “Montex”. He acquired his afflatus to his art assignment from altered angles, but ultimately, Enya, a changeable musician. She aggressive best of his art works abnormally with her sad songs, such as “Dark sky island”, “Books of days”, “Now we are free” amid others paved way for some of his adroitness because it entails emotions.
Every painting, has its own different character which had to do with the name, the time or year in which it was made, the size, the type, the acceptation (coded & uncoded message)something backstairs about the painting, which could be declared as the motive abaft the painting, which enables it to afterglow in the dark, or some accepting vodka(Alcohol) and others with claret which exhibits its own uniqueness. According to him, A axiological aphorism best artisan go by is the actuality that, they can not accept an art allotment bifold for addition being unless the aboriginal buyer requests for a duplicate.
Painting, has fabricated bodies acclaimed and affluent archetype includes “salvator mundi” (savior of the world) attributed to Leonardo Da vinci, which is currently the best big-ticket art assignment account $453million.
Painting, like any added art, is actual big-ticket and requires a lot of dedication, adamantine work, commitment, economically and on the amorous akin in adjustment to appear up with an absolute artwork. “Art isn’t alone about painting, but annihilation that’s creative, passionate, and personal. Great art resonates with the viewer, not alone with the creator” – Seth Godin
A Treasure Map Art Allotment with blood.
Some portraits and paintings of the Artist.
Writer: Priscela Ofei-Mensah
Student Journalist(Ghana Institute of Journalism).
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