Meet Yonga Arts, The Young Artist Who Does Awesome Body Arts
He is the first of 3 boys and born in Accra Ghana. He is from Keta in the Volta region of Ghana. He is into digital Arts, Canvas Painting, Body arts, and Sculpture.
Growing up he heard a lot of stories concerning the African tradition and their lifestyle before colonialism. Stories that could only be heard but not seen so in time he began to use his arts to recreate such memories.
He calls his body arts “Anansinisim” which was derived from the name Anansi from one of my favorite stories back in the day. He has been practicing body arts for 4years now.
He had my basic school at Senajoy Preparatory and his secondary school education at Mawuli School. He is currently in his tertiary reading commercial Arts In Painting.
He has had the opportunity to collaborate with top brands here in Ghana like Sarkodie and Becca on a song titled (Nana), Bisa Kdei, Club Ghana for their bottle lunch in 2019 Twinsdontbeg, and many more.
He paints women a lot because women play a vital role in human progress and have a significant place in society hence they are capable of sharing all the responsibilities of life.
Women have a better voice to convey messages and make it quite easier to understand. The reason he chose to use ladies is for the fact that despite their social significance, they possess qualities of elements of design which he calls walking Artworks.
Anansinisim comprises The Adinkra collection which is all about African Heritage. The symbols and patterns represent the traditional knowledge and wisdom that the ancestors have passed on to the new generation.
A heritage to be proud of and that we have the obligation to preserve and to live by. How? By incorporating this heritage into our way of living, into our lifestyle! The Adinkra collection is a lifestyle.
Living with the Adinkra knowledge, knowing it but most importantly using it in our daily activities keeps the heritage alive. By using it we preserve it since it continues to exist.
Check out some of his works below.
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