Raphael Adjetey Adjei Mayne


We are happy to present for the first time, new work by Raphael Adjetey Adjei Mayne (°1983, Accra, Ghana)

In his solo exhibition, titled THE JOY OF MY SKIN, Ghanaian artist Raphael Adjetey Adjei Mayne (°1983) wants to create release and moreover: Joy.
By capturing and celebrating black experiences, the artist states: “In a world that focuses on pain and images of brutality and battered bodies, creating joy is truly a radical act”.

​Raphael Adjetey Adjei Mayne lives and works near Cologne, Germany. He studied at the Ghanatta College of Art and Design, Ghana. Mayne recently gained international media attention with his portraits of Amanda Gorman and Kamala Harris. Gorman’s portrait was purchased by women’s rights and LGBT+ activist Amar Singh and donated to the Harvard University Museum since, “This work must be in an institution. It is a celebration of women, a celebration of Black women, a celebration of hope.”

Artists: Raphael Adjetey Adjei Mayne