The Making Of Becoming presents a diverse selection of artists by curator Kezia Ouomoye Owusu-Ankomah. The participating artists have a focus and direction in expanding ways of working within conventional moulds yet subtly innovating, risk-taking, engaging, questioning and re-imagining artistic forms.
The exhibition looks closely at unique ways of expression through medium and subject matter. Veronica Amegatse enters the digital world of creativity with a Wacom board and a pen, composing textile patterns and visual descriptions to a desired effect or outlook. Purity Mutua’s calligraphy consists of neat lines, which she fashions into letters and images. Afimaa Amiteye blurs the lines between representation and immaterial imagery through her pale or white figures. Moreover, Paul Lesley’s digital paintings investigate how space can alter an individual’s perception.
The Making of Becoming visually communicates and unpacks experiences and reveals perspectives of individual and collective circumstances. This provides a powerful vehicle that unifies the participating artists and viewers, a deeply considered shared sense of reality that helps us feel connected and make sense of the world.
Artwork above: Veronica Amegatse, Fihankra (Community), 2023, digital, Edition 1, 8.5 x 11 inches / $1000, Edition 2, 8.5 x 14 inches / $750, Edition 3, 11 x 17 inches / $ 450
Arclight, Out of Gas, 2023, Unique digital print on Felix Schoeller True Fibre, 42 cm x 29,7 cm, $1200
Kezia Ouomoye Owusu-Ankomah is a PhD candidate in the painting and sculpture department and an Artist, Curator and Art consultant. Her contribution to Fine Art has been as a Guest Curator at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, where she also later took on the role of a 'Graduate Assistant'. She is also a mentor to early-career artists and a consultant to emerging art agencies and galleries.
In July 2021, she curated an art exhibition titled Monologue of Voices which was held in 4 venues and hosted 16 artists at Sekondi, Ghana; a solo exhibition titled Hulu Shinyoo at the National Museum Accra, Ghana (November 2022); The comeback, a group exhibition at Tse Addo, Accra Ghana (November 2022); and Obaakofornsa II a solo exhibition at the National Theatre, Accra Ghana (December 2022).
Purity Mutua, A Little Too Late II, Ink, 29,7 x 52 cm, 2023, $350.00
Arclight, In my Bag, 2022, Unique digital print on Felix Schoeller True Fibre, 84.1 x 59.4 cm, $2400.00
Afimaa Amiteye, Adventure, 2023, 92,5 cm x 122,5 cm x 2,5 cm, $350.00
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