A’Key, Agbokey Denis Abounan, is a contemporary African visual artist, born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on May 27, 1986. A’Key completed his under-graduate studies at the Institut Nationale Superieur des Arts et Action Culturelle (INSAAC). He has participated at several collective exhibits, such as Festiba: Fine Arts Festival, 2007; Rotande Exhibit, 2012 to 2013; Exhibit at the Palace of Culture, 2012; Exhibit at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Campus, 2012; and the 2nd and 3rd Edition of the Great Competition of Fine Arts.
Piracasso, Petizil Durand, was born in Pétion-Ville, a suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti on May 22, 1971. He began painting in 1989 and took on the name of Piracasso in homage to his idol Pablo Picasso. There have been hundreds of “market painters” since master Laurent Casimir painted the archetype in the early 1960's; however, Piracasso is one, of only a handful of artists, who have painted the subject in an original style.
Annarita Maffei, known as Abena Tafari, was born in Benevento, a small city in South Italy, on April 1, 1978. Today, she lives nearby in San Giorgio del Sannio. Her greatest wish is to travel to the United States of America, Jamaica and across the African continent.
From an early age she was attracted to the arts more than anything. She pursued a degree in Conservation of Cultural Environments, specializing in the Conservation of Natural Environments and Landscapes. Through this practice, she preserves artistic artifacts, historical buildings and cultural traditions. She has a passion for REAL-izing paintings and drawings, following what the Artist calls "Visions" instead of "inspirations." She desires to spread Rastafari belief, and the love for African Ancestry. Through Art, she teaches Love.
"Art can save the World. With Art, Human Beings express the World itself. If you know, and overstand what the World have to say, then you will know and overstand what the World needs."