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Acrylic Expressionist Painting, 'Narrow Escape'

Product ID: U16349


Acrylic Expressionist Painting, 'Narrow Escape'

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Glancing anxiously behind her, a woman in a yellow dress hurries across the canvas. The scarf on her head swirls behind her as she flees toward the left. Bubbles form chains, yet she pushes past them in this dramatic work. Ghanaian artist Dio explains, "She is breaking free from the captivity gripping the world of women – rape, sexual abuse, etc."

Made in Ghana

  • Acrylic on canvas
  • Arrives unframed
  • Unstretched
  • Signed by the artist
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
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  • 0.32 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 91 cm W x 64 cm H
  • 36" W x 25" H
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Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Dio from West Africa.


Meet the Artist



"After improving my sketching techniques, I went from one cinema to another drawing film posters of Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Rambo, etc."

Latest Update “I joined Novica In August 2008. In terms of progress, more works have been made. As for success, I am... Latest Update

“I joined Novica In August 2008. In terms of progress, more works have been made. As for success, I am hoping for more sales as more works are listed and now things move faster with listing at Novica. At the moment my main goal is to make more sales because I want the best of life for my family and I believe it is possible with art.

“In terms of progress, several of my works have been sold to the world and this has given me some level of exposure. This positive exposure has succeeded in bringing more sales to my shop.

“Some challenges I face have to do with the time it takes me to complete a piece of work. My mathematical drawings, paper collages and fluid paintings take time to complete, even though it's worth it.

“I have a little studio in the corner of my room where I usually sit to express my creativity. I have always liked my studio to be within site, whether I am sleeping, eating, watching TV, etc. And that's where I have always been creating.

“I have expanded in scale by restocking new works every now and then thereby expanding my inventory. Even though I sell with other platforms, the sales I make from Novica are able to help take care of personal necessities.”

Original Artist Story

"I, Diogenis Papadopoulos, was born in Accra in 1985 to a Greek father and Ghanaian mother. I have a brother and two sisters. My artwork is a product of my intelligence and it grows from a lifetime of experiences, thoughts and emotions. No one can duplicate them exactly.

"I use acrylic paints, canvas, brushes, palette knife and watercolors for my artwork. I am inspired by the things I see, hear, or come across in books, magazines, papers etc., I feel motivated when I see other great works of art.

"The story of how I became a painter starts at about the age of 10 or 11 years. I liked watching movies at the cinema, and one day I came across a poster advertising a film. I liked it and wanted to have a copy of it, and I thought that the only way I could own a copy was to draw it. I felt the urge to try and I painted it several times but couldn't achieve any good results. I got so angry with myself, broke the pencil and tore the sketchpad. On my way home I met a friend who had a sketchpad of pencil drawings from film posters. I followed him home and gave it a try. My friend's house became my second home until I was good at sketching. After improving my sketching techniques, I went from one cinema to another drawing film posters of Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Rambo, etc. I kept practicing every day after school.

"After completing my basic education, I enrolled as a student at Ghanatta College of Art and Design and learned how to paint. That is how I became an artist. My skills have improved through constant practice. I have taught my craft to many people and continue doing so. Presently I teach senior high students pursuing art.

"I think Novica's mission of making it possible to sell my works to appreciators worldwide is the greatest idea that someone has ever come up with. Novica is indeed a home for great artists.

"To my Novica customers, your patronage will encourage me to come up with greater masterpieces to suit your passion, emotions and taste. My dreams and goals for the future are to become an icon in art who many artists of today and tomorrow, passionate lovers and admirers of art, will look upon as a mentor."

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WAIST 27 - 28 29 - 30 31 - 33 34 - 36 38 - 40
HIPS 37 - 38 39 - 40 42 - 43 45 - 46 49 - 50
CHEST 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48 50 - 52
WAIST 30 - 32 32 - 34 35 - 37 38 - 41 43 - 45
NECK 14 - 14.5 15 - 15.5 16 - 16.5 17 - 17.5 18 - 18.5
SLEEVE 32.5 33.5 34.5 35.5 36.5

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inches 30 - 34 32 - 36 35 - 39 39 - 43 43 - 47
cm 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5 109 - 119

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