Sunday, May 27, 2007

For one to be happy for - Embah

It is always wonderful to see a dark horse win or better yet, to be appreciated and supported by people who see a genuineness in ones work without the presence. The detail of the painting shown here is from one such individual and an eccentric one at that.

The artist Embah paints it as he sees it, be it whimsically, decorative or better yet as an underlying element of his intelligence that is distinctly his. And what more to hit the jackpot of the art world by receiving the support and guidance by two known figures, the British painters, Chris Ofili and Peter Doig. All three artists reside in Trinidad.

An exhibition of his works will be on display at the White Columns gallery in New York in June 2007. So for an artist who had been ignored in the past by many in the local art community in Trinidad and Tobago, Embah's your time has come, but fame is as fickle as the motives behind it, don't let it consume the best of you. -thebookmann

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