Heavy Jeaurs

Movie painter (*1975)

Jeaurs Oka Afutu, known with his artist name as Heavy Jeaurs or Heavy J., was born in 1975 in Accra. From 1988 to 1995 he graduated as a sign painter and then opened a painting studio in Teshie in 1996. In the 1990s, the artist mainly produced hand painted movie posters for the local cinemas in his region. But in the last ten years, this business became more and more difficult. So he started to paint his movie posters mainly for the Western art market and for private art collectors.

In collaboration with Regula Tschumi Heavy J. participated and several projects. He also created the exhibition poster for «Hors-champs» and his works were exhibited in Les Hors-champs de l’Affiche.