Introducing Abu Fofana

Abu Fofana (36) is a native Liberian artist who is part of The Big Picture. He was born in Lofa County in Liberia but, due to war, relocated to Guinea where he spent 20 years.

In 2000, Abu Fofana started to develop a love for painting when he met a friend who also is an artist and encouraged Fofana to start to paint as he already had a talent for sketching.

He cites the landscape of interior Liberia as his main source of inspiration. Currently, he paints using acrylic, oil and sand

Abu Fofana is also the creator of the mural panting on the front wall of Cachelle International and the executive pavilion, two public buildings in Liberia. He participated in several art exhibitions including the United States Embassy Arts and Craft fair. He also obtained 14 certificates from the US Embassy and was honoured at the women colloquium as the winner of an Art Contest.

In 2003, Fofana organized the women’s arts gallery in Congo Town, Monrovia, Liberia where he trained girls and boys in fine art. At the gallery, he also sold and promoted art created by prominent Liberian artist. Fofana dreams is to be more than a Liberia artist but one that is recognized internationally.

Last but not least, it is a pleasure to present you some of the work of Abu Fofana.