2021 has been a rollercoaster for me both personally and artistically. We spent most of the past 12 months in lockdown here in Australia. Whilst its been a turbulent time externally I'm really happy to have found a space and community digitally that I can connect, learn from and share art with.
Attafuah’s work, in its Rococo flair, stands out for its tantalising dialogue with art history and their eye for elegantly conceived compositions. In her work, techno-surrealistic landscapes are populated with characters drawn equally from science fiction as they are from worlds of 18th century painters Fragonard and Watteau. She equally stands as an highly important and visible artist opening up discussions and giving presence to empowering images of afro-futurist identity in the NFT space. These futurist conceptions all too often are figured as a dominantly white visual reality and Attafuah’s work stands as a rebuke to this dominant narrative.