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Nii Ahene-La



United States

absolutearts.com/portfolios/n/niiahenela

category: Print
technique: Fine-Art-Print
Style: Ethno


Statement:
On this site you would have the opportunity to view several selections of my works on paper from the past three decades. And also, my sculptures. I am a multi-mediaist who enjoys combining mixed-media to create.
And I find that to be satisfying and not burdened by monotony. Even though I enjoy working with different materials, there are always situations that call for a straight oil, watercolor or acrylic painting.

Generally, I work in series allowing me the flexibility to take on a theme that is the outgrowth of the series - develop a cluster of work that follow a network pattern from the main theme. Most artists create individual paintings or whatever in contrast to how I create. I prefer to have a theme or a story to tell - what I refer to as my statement.

I am inclined to address the subject of spirituality in my work with less political underpinnings. I have made some exceptions to this when prevailing conditions in the world dictate my feelings. Few examples in that genre is the "Hip Hop Kid" and "Dafur" which are listed part of this portfolio.

To view other works you are invited to visit my other websites, starting with the link located above at the "imprint"


Bio / Resumee / Statement:
Nii Ahènè-Lá Mettle-Nunoo was born (Ga-Dangme) in Accra, Ghana in the 1940s this awards winning artist is a co-founder of the Society of Caribbean Artists, or SOCA - a visual arts organization whose directional vision is to create a critical dialogue among artists online and land on Caribbean art headquatered in the beautiful isalnd of St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands. Nii Ahene-La lives and works in the USVI.

In 2003, the organization Asociacion Profescional de Arte y Folklore in Puerto Rico honored him with a plaque for his professional contribution to the arts, enhancement of African Heritage, for his lectures, workshops, and as a Cultural Anthropologist, and a Visiting Curator. He had also been honored as an official guest of Toa Baja, and Larés in 2005.

An artist who has lived outside of Africa in nearly four decades, in 2000 a leading publication in Ghana named him the chief linguist of traditional Africa Art, an honour that he greatly feels appreciates.

In 2001, the International Biographical Center in UK nominated him as one of a few to be awarded the 21st Century Award for Achievement in recognition of his Outstanding Contribution to the arts. Nii is one of the distinguished printmakers in the Historical Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop History Collection at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

He has curated several international art exhibitions nationally and abroad. He served as the first curator of the Fort Frederik Museum Art Gallery in St. Croix, USVI from 1989-2002. Nii currently paints, sculpts, and teaches art in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. He is an early childhood art education, and artists rights advocate. He is a member of Ten Thousand Helpers of St. Croix, a non-profit organization that provides mental health support, and services to the homeless through the use of therapeutic art programs; he also serves on its Board.




Activities:
January 2008 Solo: 360 Degrees of Aklabatsa, 2008 Fort
Frederik Museum, St. Croix, USVI May 2007 Solo Duplex: Walsh
Metal Works Gallery, and Maufe' Gallery "360 Degrees of
Aklabatsa" St. Croix USVI - first ever exhibition of New
Works created exclusively in the USVI. July
2006: Preview of 360 Degrees of Aklabatsa.
July 2002 Ghana National Museum: 4th International National
Conference of Artists Exhibition, Accra Ghana. 2001 The
Grand Galleria Africa in the Heart of the U.S. Virgin
Islands Exhibition, St. Thomas, USVI, 2001-2002 Africa in
the Heart of the U.S. Virgin Islands Exhibition, Mattye
Reed African Heritage Center, North Carolina; 2000 Colors
In Blackness On the Black Art Movement, Herbert Johnson
Museum Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; 1999-2000; Solo:
Poly-Rhythms of AKLABATSA Part 1> Fort Frederik Museum and
Part II >Whim Plantation Museum - First Retrospective
Exhibition of the artist to be ever shown at two museums
respectively; 1999 Harlem NY, the Weusi Artists at the
Hamilton Landmark Gallery; 1993 Solo: Puerto Rico
"Espiritus Ancestrales at the San Juan Bautista Galleria -
the First ever African Art Exhibition in Puerto Rico;
1980-1979 Smithsonian Institution SITES African Artists In
America at National Center of Afro-American Artists,
Rosebury, Massachusetts; Lauren Rogers Library & Museum of
Art, Laurel, Mississippi; Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum,
Wausau, Wisconsin; Milkin University, Decatur, Illinois;
Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, Florida; Southern
Illinois University, Carbondale, February 1979 Solo:
Gloucester County College, Sewell, New Jersey; 1978 African
Artists In America African American Institute, New York,
NY; Nov 1978 St. John University (Weusi Artists), Long
island, NY; August 1978 Roosevelt Public Library (The Harlem
Collection), Long Island, NY; 1975 ORIGEM Gallery,
Havensight Mall, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI; 1973
Wesleyan University Davidson Center: Resurrection II,
Middletown, Connecticut. Feb. 1972 First Solo AKLABASTA
Weusi Nyumba Ya Sanaa Gallery, Harlem, NYC.



Spirirts of the Ethereal World
Painting
Mixing technique
60 x 45 cm
1977
Price: 1.600 Euro
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Matrix of the Soul
Sculpture
Wood
50 x 40 x 5 cm
sold
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Primal Movement
Painting
Acryl
60 x 55 cm
2006
Price: 500 Euro
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Transcending Spirirts
Painting
Mixing technique
75 x 55 cm
1975
Price: 700 Euro
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Dance of the Gods
Painting
Mixing technique
70 x 50 cm
1977
Price: 700 Euro
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Ancestrral Worship
Print
Fine-Art-Print
75 x 55 cm
1975
Price: 650 Euro
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Arrow of God
Print
Fine-Art-Print
75 x 55 cm
2009
Price: 650 Euro
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Ancestral Vigil #2
Print
Etching
75 x 60 cm
1972
sold
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DAFUR
Print
Fine-Art-Print
75 x 60 cm
2009
Price: 400 Euro
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East Meets West in Harlem
Print

75 x 60 cm
2009
Price: 400 Euro
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Alkebulan
Print
Fine-Art-Print
75 x 60 cm
2009
Price: 400 Euro
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Glimpses of my Meditative Dreams
Print
Fine-Art-Print
75 x 60 cm
2007
Price: 650 Euro
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Prancing Choreographer
Sculpture
Wood
52 x 60 cm
2006
Price: 3.000 Euro
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Hip Hop Kid
Sculpture
Wood
120 x 60 cm
2007
for sale (ask for price)
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Poly-Rhythms of Aklabatsa
Print
Fine-Art-Print
75 x 60 cm
2009
Price: 350 Euro
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Proverbs for a Needy Generation
Print
Fine-Art-Print
75 x 60 cm
2009
Price: 650 Euro
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