Raphael Adjetey Adjei Mayne
Raphael Adjetey Adjei Mayne, renamed Afutumix, intricately weaves together concepts to create works with an utterly unique and thoughtful style. His use of diverse mediums, from the stretched linen of a canvas to the cotton of African fabrics, reflects his dynamism and artistic language. An integral part of his work is the use of Adinkra symbols from West Africa, signs that were originally created by the Akan of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa, which represent concepts or original thoughts. Through his articulation of the past and the present, Afutumix combines the traditional influences of his homeland Ghana with the modern aesthetic. His canvases of mixed-matched patchwork of African materials made by sewing machine are both challenging and beautiful.
Afutumix was born 1983 in Accra-Ghana. He studied at the Ghanatta College of Art and Design in Accra-Ghana. In addition to showing in international art fairs, he has works in the Mucem Collection, Marseille.
Afutumix currently lives and works in Germany.