Francis Annan Affotey

Francis Annan Affotey

As a child in Accra, “poses” were part of daily life.  I was surrounded by women peeling oranges, carrying head pans, and braiding hair.  Children played in the dirt, invented games, and took care of siblings.  Their poses had a lasting impression in my mind; they revealed the “secret” joys of which millions of Africans are familiar yet to which much of the world cannot see.

I use poses to expose the vibrancy of the ordinary.  By depicting a pose as semi-abstract, my paintings highlight both the mundane and the joy in life.  Images that seem pitiful or sad to the outside world have much deeper implications.  A woman feeding her family suggests pride, not inferiority.  A child playing in a slum suggests friendship and imagination, not hopelessness.  My artwork is meant to challenge those who only see Africa through the lenses of conflict, poverty, and corruption.


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Francis Annan Affotey - Hidden Dog Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Hidden Dog, 2015
Acrylic on Canvas
32" x 39"
$2950
Francis Annan Affotey


Hidden Dog, 2015
Acrylic on Canvas
32" x 39"
$2950
Francis Annan Affotey - Polychromatic Elephant (framed work) Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Polychromatic Elephant (framed work), 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 48"
$6500
Francis Annan Affotey


Polychromatic Elephant (framed work), 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 48"
$6500
Francis Annan Affotey - Discussion of the Maasai Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Discussion of the Maasai, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas
32" x 39"
$2000
Francis Annan Affotey


Discussion of the Maasai, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas
32" x 39"
$2000
Francis Annan Affotey - Your Fear Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Your Fear, 2015
Acrylic on Canvas
30" x 20"
$850
Francis Annan Affotey


Your Fear, 2015
Acrylic on Canvas
30" x 20"
$850
Francis Annan Affotey - Lady in the Middle (Horses), triptych Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Lady in the Middle (Horses), triptych, 2015
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 12"
$2400
Francis Annan Affotey


Lady in the Middle (Horses), triptych, 2015
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 12"
$2400
Francis Annan Affotey - Saxophone Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Saxophone, 2015
Acrylic on Canvas
39" x 32"
$3200
Francis Annan Affotey


Saxophone, 2015
Acrylic on Canvas
39" x 32"
$3200
Francis Annan Affotey - Building Expression Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Building Expression, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas
39" x 32"
$2000
Francis Annan Affotey


Building Expression, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas
39" x 32"
$2000
Francis Annan Affotey - Natural Beauty Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Natural Beauty, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
29" x 43.5"
$3200
Francis Annan Affotey


Natural Beauty, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
29" x 43.5"
$3200
Francis Annan Affotey - Waiting Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Waiting, 2012
Acrylic on Canvas
47" x 47.5"
$3800
Francis Annan Affotey


Waiting, 2012
Acrylic on Canvas
47" x 47.5"
$3800
Francis Annan Affotey - Unexpected Care (framed work) Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Unexpected Care (framed work), 2012
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 48"
$4850
Francis Annan Affotey


Unexpected Care (framed work), 2012
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 48"
$4850
Francis Annan Affotey - Harmony of Culture (framed work) Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Harmony of Culture (framed work), 2015
Acrylic on Canvas
47" x 56"
$6500
Francis Annan Affotey


Harmony of Culture (framed work), 2015
Acrylic on Canvas
47" x 56"
$6500
Francis Annan Affotey - Kaya Yei (Head Porters) Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Kaya Yei (Head Porters), 2012
Acrylic on Canvas
50" x 60"
$4200
Francis Annan Affotey


Kaya Yei (Head Porters), 2012
Acrylic on Canvas
50" x 60"
$4200
Francis Annan Affotey - View of Jamestown Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall View of Jamestown, 2013
Acrylic on Canvas
47" x 56"
$4000
Francis Annan Affotey


View of Jamestown, 2013
Acrylic on Canvas
47" x 56"
$4000
Francis Annan Affotey - Untitled 3 (framed work) Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Untitled 3 (framed work), 2015
Acrylic on Canvas
56" x 47"
$5500
Francis Annan Affotey


Untitled 3 (framed work), 2015
Acrylic on Canvas
56" x 47"
$5500
Francis Annan Affotey - Untitled 2 (framed work) Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Untitled 2 (framed work), 2015
Acrylic on Canvas
47" x 56"
$5500
Francis Annan Affotey


Untitled 2 (framed work), 2015
Acrylic on Canvas
47" x 56"
$5500
Francis Annan Affotey - Untitled 1 (framed work) Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Untitled 1 (framed work), 2015
Acrylic on Canvas
47" x 56"
$5500
Francis Annan Affotey


Untitled 1 (framed work), 2015
Acrylic on Canvas
47" x 56"
$5500

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