TAFA is an award-winning artist whose paintings have been exhibited and collected in Europe, Japan, Canada, South America, Africa and the US. Through his abstract oil and mixed media paintings, he makes salient social, political and religious statements in audacious brilliant colors.
“I am like the divine drummer,” says TAFA, “trying to materialize the transient, the spiritual, to search the depths of our hopes, fears and visions.”
This search sometimes births art that confronts and challenges, art that elevates and inspires. “Creating art is a cosmological journey, it is mirrored in the experience of our collective consciousness as we search for truth and meaning. Sport to me, is a metaphor for life, the arena or stadium is not just a physical space or literal presence, it is the new synagogue, temple and basilica. There are gods and deities, there are worshipers and devotees. In a game, i see some of life's mysteries unravel and questions raised . ”
Numerous galleries, educational and cultural institutions in the US, Japan, Europe and Africa have collected and exhibited TAFA’s paintings. His works are in many permanent 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 former New York City Mayor, David N. Dinkins, Bryant Gumbel and the late Johnny Cochran.