Ghanaian artist Mark Nii Hylton will have an art show here in Seattle at the Q cafe beginning July 3rd. It looks very interesting. I hope to attend. Here is some info on Mark and a sneak preview
Mark Nii Hylton combines realism and abstraction and effectively uses a mixture of raw primary colors in an expressive, effective and controlled style. His choice of medium ranges from acrylic, oil pastel, to black ball.
Mark was born in Akuse, Ghana, in 1978. Nii completed his classical training at Ghanatta College of Art in Accra, Ghana . He graduated with a Diploma in Graphic Design and Painting in 2002. In 2004, He traveled to the United States of America where he is currently pursuing his BFA in Painting at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. He won the Presidents Honorary Scholarship and Art Assistant Scholarship during his first semester of college. Currently, he works as a part time artist. He is inspired by the traditional, cultural and social aspects of African life. In Fall 2004 and 2005, he participated in the Red Barn Arts and Crafts festival in Kirksville, Missouri and won the best Student Art Award in 2005. He was the first African student from Truman State University to introduce African art into the local community. Mark is also a proud member of the Columbia Art League in Columbia, Missouri. He joined the organization in April 2007.
Preview his work.