I am a figurative painter exploring identity. The core of my work to date has been abstract realism expressionism, with a focus on portraiture. Academic painting techniques are the foundation for what I do, but I’ve enjoyed jumping off from that. Experimenting with both paint application and infusing the work with elements of collages, and other materials. I get inspired by nature, my surroundings, books, magazines, movies, television shows, music, travel, emotions, and memories. The works of other artists inspire me, other artists, and much more. For me, art has always been a means of communication. It’s a starting point for conversations that we need to be having.
Art can connect with people in ways that sometimes words on their own cannot. I love the fact that I can create this work and have people pull out their meanings from it, and see the beauty in being black in it… I paint my reality. Beyond paint, beyond melodies, and words. “A photograph shouldn’t be just a picture; it should be a philosophy.” Painting something that defies the love of the land is good. Why? Because I learned to play the instruments of Love, I said, and paint in black.
Kwabena Sena Alexander Bampoe a.k.a Sena Tues was born on September 23, 1986, at Accra, Ghana. He studied art at Ghanatta College of Art and Design in Accra. Despite the challenges around him, He is greatly influenced by the environment he finds himself. As a contemporary figurative abstract artist. He paints in a diverse classical style where he illustrates his reality, beyond melodies and words. Sena Tues loves to explore facial expressions which he believes highlight one’s emotions, therefore creating a dialogue between the piece and the viewer. SenaTues is a figurative painter that highlights issues of identity. His works involve experimenting with both paint application and infusing the work with elements of collages, and other materials on the canvas.
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