‘TAFA: The Echoes of Memories’ to Open at Pictor Gallery in Chelsea



TAFA, ‘The Canonization of Sarah Baartman’, Acrylic on canvas. Image courtesy of the artist

Pictor Gallery will open its doors to a solo exhibition by West African born, Harlem based artist TAFA entitled The Echoes of Memories.

Well known for his colorful abstract oil & acrylic paintings of musicians, sporting events, marches, and protests, his brush strokes take viewers on a literal moving adventure. Below, ‘Pele the Great’…… His paintings also bring to light social and political issues, such as the featured image on this post (above) Sarah Baartman…

TAFA, ‘Pele the Great’, Acrylic one canvas. 48″ x 36″. Image courtesy of the artist

TAFA describes his practice as meaning to “materialize the transient, the spiritual” within ordinary and commonplace social pursuits.

Ghana, West Africa born, Harlem based, TAFA has exhibited worldwide, with his paintings residing in both public and private collections including the Superior Court, Washington, D.C.; Barclays Bank; Sparrow Hospital, Michigan; Shell Co.; Ghana’s National Museum; Carver Federal Bank; and notable civic leaders including former President Bill Clinton, and former New York City Mayor, David Dinkins. He was named ‘Academy’s Sport Artist of the Year (ASA)’ in 2010.

“I am like the divine drummer”…..TAFA

TAFA: The Echoes of Memories will be on view at Pictor Gallery, in Gallery One from January 31 to February 25, 2023, with an Opening Reception on Thursday, February 2nd from 6:00 ~ 8:00pm. Pictor Gallery is located at 547 West 27th Street, Suite 204, NYC.