We Go Forward
Artist: Kofi Frempong
This artwork draws its inspiration from three distinct Adinkra symbols. Each symbol laden with cultural and philosophical significance.
Adinkrahene, symbolizing unity and interconnectedness, forms the foundation, reminding us of the inherent oneness binding all existence. Woforo dua pa a na yepia wo, a call for supporting noble endeavors, weaves through the composition, embodying the essence of collective encouragement for progress. The Nkanea symbol, a visual ode to technological evolution, crowns the piece, representing the forward march of innovation. These three symbols harmonize in a visual symphony, underscoring the vital role of nurturing technological strides that propel humanity towards a brighter future.
About the Artist
Kofi Frempong is a Toronto-raised visual artist of Ghanaian descent whose warm and vibrant acrylic paintings pay homage to the captivating beauty of the African diaspora. With over three decades of artistic experience, Kofi has cultivated a deep passion for creating safe spaces that nurture love, learning, laughter, and endless possibilities. Since establishing his art business in 2014, he has dedicated himself to the belief that art is not just a consumable commodity, but rather a profound expression of life and a conduit for boundless love. In addition to his artistic endeavors, Kofi is fervently committed to supporting young, emerging artists. He serves as a mentor and arts educator for Vibe Arts. Furthermore, leveraging his extensive background as a community Health Worker spanning over 16 years, Kofi merges his passion for art with community building. Notably, he founded Freedom Fridayz, an inclusive community-based platform that fosters collaboration, celebration, and support among artists, entrepreneurs, and community stakeholders. As a social media influencer, Kofi excels in cultivating meaningful dialogue, forging connections, and nurturing a culture of communal love. His impactful presence has garnered recognition and accolades, including being selected as a CBC Arts Canadian Artist of the Month and being featured on prominent platforms such as the Oprah Winfrey Network and Discovery Plus' Profiled: The Black Man. Kofi's artwork has graced prestigious venues such as the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) and Art Expo New York, captivating audiences with its vibrant energy and profound storytelling. Kofi proudly serves as a brand ambassador for The Hustle Never Dies, a lifestyle brand that champions community, excellence, and style. However, Kofi considers his greatest accomplishment to be the inspiration he instills in his two daughters, nurturing within them a deep appreciation and love for the arts.