About Artist: NII TEIKO ARYEETEY
As a prolific and of the finest Ghanaian artist. Nii Teiko is exerting considerable influence on the contemporary art scene on the African continent, having received applause for his unique and identifiable painting style”lineism”. With this style, he employs the prominent use of the edge of the pallet knife to apply Acrylic or oil paint to create realism or semi-abstract images with either horizontal or vertical lines on the face of the canvas, with modern painting techniques in mind. His painting is a striking combination of colours.
With a strong emphasis on lineism, Nii Teiko has created over two decades of visionary painting which he intends to translate into his own unique art history. His painting is inspired by natural, cultural, political, urban life, historical and socioeconomic concerns.
His love for art commenced at the tender age of six when he mostly engaged himself with drawing, painting, clay moulding, sewing etc. This unquenchable interest in art motivated him to offer Visual Art as a course in High School. (St. John’s Grammar High School) in Achimota, Accra. During his days at St. John’s, he participated in several intercollege art competitions which earned him various awards. He also mounted an exhibition during the school’s 50th-anniversary celebration.
Before obtaining a Diploma in Art and rising to recognition, Nii Teiko established a studio in his bedroom in the year 1997 which was nicknamed “the bedroom studio”. From here, he launched his commercial painting career. His paintings are extremely compelling and interactive to their viewers.