Vibrant curved lines run through Foster Sakyiamah’s dynamic paintings



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February 23, 2022

Grace Ebert

“Red Easter Sunday” (2022), 150 x 200 centimeters. All images courtesy of Noldor

A single color grounds the intricate, swirling paints that make up Favor Sakyiamahthe whole work. Drawing on reds, blues and yellows, the Ghanaian artist renders dancers in choreographed synchronicity and demure women wearing thin lace gloves and wide-brimmed hats. Dressed in clothing that blends into the background, the figures emerge through fields of pulsating, curly lines, which add texture and energy to the dynamic pieces.

Sakyiamah is currently a Noldor Artist in Residence, an Accra-based program designed to support emerging African artists which is now in its second year. The residence is also an integral part of the brand new Ghana Institute Museum, which opens to the public next month. If you are in Rome, you can see Sakyiamah’s paintings until March 3 at Andrea Festa. If not, take a look at his process on instagram. (Going through Kottke)

“Synchronized Blue Movement” (2021), 200 x 200 centimeters

Right: “Abena Green Street” (2022), 80 x 95 centimeters

“Red Dressing Room” (2022), 216 x 216 centimeters

“Synchronized sun dance” (2021), 200 x 300 centimeters

“Bloom Sun Dance” (2021), 200 x 300 centimeters

“Elizabeth’s Yellow Sunday” (2022)

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