107 x 142 cm, oil and acrylic on wood and plexi, 2021
Selassie, in one word — Rare The Ghanaian-born multi-faceted self-taught artist brings colors into the deep paths of his life. Approaching his art from a state of naivety, Selassie is at heart still the kid from Dansoman, walking through the world, influenced by the brush strokes and contours of his life. His journey is heavily driven by the urge to be "breaking the stereotypes and the mentality of kids from Africa to Europe." Coming from dance he translates body movements into brushstrokes and vibrant colours, which he mends into the poetry of his songs. These three art forms become an expression of what he describes as "a transparent conversation with himself.”
"My art reflects the way i want to be loved."