Born in 1983 in Accra, he lives and works in Germany. He studied at the Ghanatta College of Arts and Design, Accra. He has participated in group exhibitions, solo exhibitions and major art fairs such as London Art Fair, in 2019; AKAA – Also Known As Africa Art Fair, Paris and Investec Cape Town Art Fair, in 2018; and FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2017. His work has been reviewed by several newspapers and magazines such as FAD Magazine, Le Figaro, Le Point Afrique and La Nouvelle Tribune. His works are in permanent collections in UK, France, Ghana, South Africa, USA, Qatar, Morocco, Germany and Switzerland.
Raphael is an artist whose media span from the stretched line on a canvas to the cotton of African fabrics. He is a self-taught artist working with the sewing machine and over a decade of experience he developed an utterly unique style – obtaining a mixed matched patchwork of African materials to the canvas. Using Adinkra symbols from West Africa, his paintings capture the essence of a moment with simple details evoking peaceful reflection and colourful movements filled with positive energy. Mayne combines the traditional influences of his homeland Ghana with the modern aesthetics.
2019 Growing in Africa, art project, London Art Fair, ARTCO Gallery, London
2018 BackGround Africa, So Art Gallery, Casablanca, Morocco
2018 The Poetry of Fabrics, ARTCO Studio Space, Cape Town