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Mohamed Fofana

Eclectic Artivist

About The Artist

Mohamed Fofana aims to make art that is both thought-provoking and empowering. He uses his art as a vehicle to have conversations about social injustice and to highlight the beauty and commonality in people.An Ivory Coast born artist and painter who first began drawing at the age of 11 when he first moved to Memphis, TN, art was Fofana’s escape from the bullying he first encountered as an immigrant. He draws his inspiration from the injustices he’s experienced and the resilience of black people. His artworks is an invitation to see the beauty, the joy, the pain and the struggle within his community.Fofana graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Tennessee in 2012. He is a self taught artist and painter. He painted the Juneteenth artwork for the San Jose Sharks in June 2020 and is currently working on hosting his first art exhibition post-pandemic. His work can be found on mfthebrand.com.

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