CONTEMPORARY PAINTINGS - SOHO GALLERIES
fascination with the human condition and a childhood passion for painting and
sculpture have crystallised in him resulting in a desire to paint pictures that
are honest expressions of his inner feelings and personal experiences from
varied background has no doubt contributed to this fascination for the vibrancy
of life that he so confidently depicts in his paintings and sculptures. He was born in Mali and moved to Brighton in
England at a young age and from there to Bangkok, Thailand, where he spent the
next six years of his life absorbing the colours, smells and tastes of the
most formative years were spent in Brazil where, in addition to learning
Portuguese, he learned to adapt to a fascinating and variegated scene where
different cultural backgrounds and traditions blend together. The Brazilian artist Di Cavalcanti was an
early influence but after he started painting seriously, the influence of
Picasso, Modigliani and Chagall has dominated his canvasses and sculptures.
Broughtons inimitable tattooed contour lines, clarity of idea and image, and
distinctive sense of colour attest to his daring individual stance in making
powerful impassioned statements.