Nusenu Prince Mawuli

Cape Town, South Africa

I am a Ghanaian artist, born in 1987, and I studied arts, textiles design and technology at tertiary level in Ghana. I move to South Africa in 2012, and I started to explore my art world by adding painting and textiles collage together to form artworks on canvas. I specialize in portrait painting and African print fabric collage on canvas.

My work showcase the influence of African print fabric in our everyday life, and how it represent us all over the world us Africans. Ghana is well known for the production of beautiful African prints and the Kente fabric with bright colors and unique patterns influences my artworks. When I look at a picture I see beautiful colors mix together and I see through every image I look at. What am trying to say in my artwork is that Africa is blessed with a beautiful cultural heritage and colorful traditions.

I use African print fabrics in all my artworks because of the beautiful colors, unique patterns and variety of textures that makes the work stand out. We, as Africans, have stories and messages to tell the world, so we have to say it bold and loud with bright colors. African print fabric to me is our identity, tells our history, and is our heritage and still represents us in the future.

I do portrait in series, depending on the topic that I want talk about, and make sure that the image I choose and the African prints fabric I pick for the work relate and tell the story nicely and in bold colors.

I have a lot of passion for art, I see art as culture and a way of life, and it’s always in world ,all around us.

Education
2010, Diploma in Textiles Design and Technology (HND) at Takoradi Technical, University,Takoradi, Ghana
2005, Visual Art at Adventist High School Kumasi ,Ghana

 

Experience

Workshops and Experiences

2019 This is me 21 emerging artists programme with
City of Cape town, Zeitz MOCCA.

2010 Performance Art School week at
Takoradi Technical University, Ghana

Group Shows 2019

This is me 21 emerging artists programme with
City of Cape town, zeitz MOCCA, Cape Town.

This is me with SA Sendinggestig Museum, with City of Cape Town,
South Africa

Rise art exiibition,Central Library with Patrick tangama curated ,
Cape Town, South Africa.

Heritage day Civic centre,City of Cape Town, with Seemah toefy curated,
City of Cape Town, South Africa.

2018
First Thursday exhibition at Timeless Escape, Cape Town

2010
 Takoradi Technical University, Art school week exhibition,Ghana

CONTACT:
Mobile : +27 (0) 83 737 7289
E-mail : npm1987@live.com
Social media: Instagram/facebook – Nusenu.P.Mawuli

 

Work

Featured Work

Title: Nelson Mandela (smile of freedom)

Medium: African print fabric and acrylic on canvas

Size: 59.4x 84.1cm
Artist: Nusenu.P.Mawuli
Year: 2018

NB: the mayor of Cape Town bought this artwork in 2020 for the celebration of 30years of Mandela return from Robben Island

Title: Desmond Tutu (smile of peace)

Medium: African print fabric and acrylic on canvas

Size: 59.4x 84.1cm
Artist: Nusenu.P.Mawuli
Year: 2018

NB: the mayor of Cape Town bought this artwork in 2020 for the celebration of 30 years of Mandela return from Robben Island

Title: Winnie Mandela (mama Africa)

Medium:  African print fabric and acrylic on canvas

Size: 59.4x 84.1cm
Artist: Nusenu.P.Mawuli
Year: 2018

Work

Current Project

My current art project is still on going, The theme of my project is [Asankofa art] –the past future. It means life always repeat it self in many ways so we need to teach the youth how to live and deal with things they will be facing in life as they grow.

Title: Except God (the faith of orphans)

Size: 130cm X 100cm
Medium: African print fabric on jute fabric
Artist: nusenu.p.mawuli
Year: 2020
Becoming a parent and at the same time big sister or brother because of loosing both parents is a reality people don’t notice, imagine how such kids are surviving now with this covid-19, who will think of them, where will they get help, and the bigger problem is what future will they have.

Title: You can’t kill my smile

Medium: African print fabric on jute canvas
Size: 42.0x 59.4cm
Artist: Nusenu.P.Mawuli
Year: 2019

PLS DON’T KILL MY VIBE- kid’s smile at anyone who smiles at them, they express them self through their facial expressions, some kids don’t leave to see the future because someone killed or stole their smile.

Title: Unity in diversity

Medium: African print fabric on jute canvas
Size: 90x 60x4cm
Artist: Nusenu.P.Mawuli
Year 2020

LOVE IS IN THE AIR, love is the only universal language anyone understand, love can change anything and they say love always win so not even covid-19 can defeat it, we just need to spread love in the world and the world will be a better place to stay.

Title: My sunflower (smile keeper)

Medium: African print fabric on jute
Size: 100x70 cm
Artist: nusenu.p.mawuli
Year: 2020

Who keeps your smile on anytime, what makes you happy even when you sad, who keeps you going when you want to give up, what reminds you to stay alive and what is your bundle of joy in life. There is always one thing in our life that reminds us to smile and never give up for there is hope.