About the Artist
Manny Ofori is a hybrid artist on a mission to create beauty from what Western culture has deemed undesirable. Born in ___ and raised in ___ , Manny’s art is a cathartic exploration of his personal, everyday experiences immersed in both African and American culture. The artist challenges ‘ideal’ Western beauty standard limitations, by working with inexpensive materials traditionally hidden or trashed in Western society, such as plywood and broom bristles. By combining Africa motifs, symbols, fabrics and patterns with Western imagery and ideas in his furniture and multi-media paintings, Manny illustrates the bridging of the gap between both worlds.