Atta believes in working hard to develop his art; he says "The sky is the limit."
John Atta Mensah was born in 1963. He attended a Roman Catholic elementary school, after which he went to a prestigious art college from 1981 to 1984. During this time, and for some five years after he completed his education. Mensah elaborated a limited number of creative works to support himself, until a friend of his, also an artist, opened a new avenue for him.
Atta was introduced to a famed art gallery. From this point onwards, Atta established sound bases for himself personally and his practice - in other words, he has been painting seriously to date.
Atta believes in working hard to develop his art; he says "The sky is the limit." His paintings are inspired by everyday life, market scenes in particular, and possess a still, restful quality, infusing abundant appeal. His mastery of colors is harmony, making his works part of collections inside and outside of Ghana.
He has participated in exhibitions throughout Ghana.
Women in silhouette appear amid voluptuous clay jars and pots in a work of great movement and warmth. Conveying the sensations of a traditional market in West Africa, Prince Dewodo works in a palette... Read More
Painted by West African artist Samuel Asamoah, this gorgeous piece features blues instruments that bend and warp in an otherworldly harmony. Inspired by the universal nature of music, this painting is... Read More
A bold figure in black and white plays African rhythms on a xylophone. Dominating the foreground is the traditional instrument favored by the Ashanti people of Northern Ghana. Enoch Afram presents the... Read More
Women look toward the future, their silhouettes dominating a canvas of geometrical shapes. The angle of their heads suggests resolve and determination directed toward clearly defined goals. "If... Read More