Billy Baffoe- Bonnie – raising the Ghanaian flag in global art industry


The artworks of Billy Baffoe Bonnie, one of Ghana’s fast rising art painters, received global recognition at this year’s Art Basel held at Miami in the United States of America. The three-day events, which begun on December 2 and ended on Saturday December 4, brought together over 1,000 art enthusiast and collectors from all over the world.

This year’s event saw various artworks from different art painters who displayed their unique collections to the glaring of the large crowd.

Ghana’s own celebrated art painter, Billy saw his collections given prominent recognition and displayed all at a private Gallery in Wynwood on the last day of the art Basel Miami.

Some of the famous American stars that appreciated Billy’s art were Justin Dior Combs, the son of Hiphop star P Diddy and Tommie Billy exhibited about 10 paintings which were sold with his biggest paintings selling for over US$150,000.

At the exhibition centre, the section where Billy artworks were displayed witnessed one of the largest gatherings.

An international art event organiser known as pjkev, handled the auction of Billy’s painting. Pjkev is known for his outstanding art organisation and event holding globally. Billy was heavily represented by his team led by his manager, Bashiru Tahiru.

This year’s event was attended by famous celebrities, including, award-winning Hip-Hop star, Meek Mills.

Unique style

Speaking at the event, one of the event organisers, Pjkev described Billy’s artworks as masterpiece. He said the art paintings from Billy drew the attention of the gathering because of the multiple colours and deep meanings his artworks portrayed. “The art collectors could not pass by Billy’s section as his paintings caught their attention instantly,” Pjkev said.

Billy Baffoe Bonnie

Billy Baffoe Bonnie is a Ghanaian born art painter whose various works, over the years, have received international recognition. Over the past 15 years, Billy has made outstanding artworks for renowned people, including heads of state, politicians, business tycoons and art lovers.

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In 2011, Billy became the first African and the only Ghanaian art painter to receive the Golden European Award in Czech Republic. Billy’s artworks is packaged with emotions that appeals to the mind of art lovers.

A graduate of Ghana’s premier art school – Ghanatta College of Art and Design, he is renowned for using his signature-style painting, which embraces bright broad brush stroke line portraits and colorful semi-abstracts with human figures and motifs to consistently produce engaging and unique pieces that are both visually and intellectually stimulating.

Billy layers shape, colour and pattern to produce visual symphonies using multiple layers of colors to give his works incredible visual depth.

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