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2009 Iii Kissiedu And K A G O


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2009 Iii Kissiedu And K A G O

  1. 1. <ul><li>Kweku Opoku (KAGO) </li></ul><ul><li>Kissiedu (Kiss) </li></ul>SELECTION 2009 (iii)
  2. 2. Kissiedu <ul><li>Kwaku Kissiedu was born in Accra in 1971.He received a Masters Degree in Fine Art (Painting) from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, 2000 in Kumasi, Ghana. He took his first degree at the same University where he attained a B.A. (Art), 1st Class Honours in 1997. </li></ul><ul><li>He has been a lecturer in the College of Art since 2002. Noting his talent the University has always found work for him since 1997. Kissiedu’s work has always featured from the beginning of our collections and exhibitions. </li></ul><ul><li>About his art </li></ul><ul><li>The unending and sometimes incomprehensible manifestations of art are indicative of the vastness of its domain. Art for that matter painting must not necessarily be understood to be enjoyed. Everyone then can enjoy paintings, because inherent in all humans’ is an aesthetic sensibility. My paintings are meant to be enjoyed by all classes of people regardless of any background, be it social, religious, or educational. The paintings may portray some identifiable images, but these images are not meant to be taken too seriously. In fact they only serve as points of departure for a process that involves manipulating colour and form, in a bid to excite and revive the human soul. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Movements (Acrylics on canvas – 100 x 80cm)
  4. 4. Untitled (Acrylics on canvas – 100 x 80cm)
  5. 5. Figures (Acrylics on canvas – 100 x 80cm)
  6. 6. Mystery; New Jungle (41 x 30; 38 x 30cm watercolours/Mixed Media)
  7. 7. Asabone (Dirty Dancing) Ananse’s Boys (Watercolours/Mixed Media 41 x 30; 30 x 23 cm(2))
  8. 8. On the streets The Gathering ( Watercolours 30 x 23; Limited edition Print 66 x 59cm )
  9. 9. Adinkra Dolls (Watercolours TBA)
  10. 10. Kweku Opoku (KAGO) <ul><li>Born in Ghana on 7th May 1952, Kweku is a true renaissance man. Kweku’s talent, is an all-round one. He is seen it all, done it all and has the T shirt to prove it, yet all this is underscored by great humanity and humility. </li></ul><ul><li>Kweku’s talent in the arts was been visible as a youngster and teenager. To cement this he studied at Cardiff College of Art (South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education) Cardiff, Wales U.K between 1974 and 1977 where he obtained a Diploma (AD) </li></ul><ul><li>In the last few years Kweku earns his living as a graphic designer perhaps one of the best in Ghana. He is into audio-visual communications, concept development & animation film production. </li></ul><ul><li>His wealth of experience can be traced back to 1978, when he was a Lecturer at the only National Film & Television Institute (NAFTI) . He left NAFTI in 1984 as the Director of the film school and joined the House of St. Ossei (the pioneer couture fashion house in Ghana), as the Creative Director & Partner. After that, he started Ideyas Design Agency in 1989, in-between his schedule as Consultant for the Friedrich–Ebert Foundation, Ghana. </li></ul><ul><li>Kweku joined MMRS Ogilvy (advertising and publicity house) in 1997 as the Chief Creative Director and has the added responsibility of Deputy Managing Director. </li></ul><ul><li>At the weekends Kweku unwinds by regularly jamming at jazz clubs where he delivers scintillating harmonica solos whilst belting the blues. Of course we know that these are not all he does in his spare time because he has started to turn his considerable graphic design skills into graphic art </li></ul>
  11. 11. Blue Sun (Limited edition print - 50 x 50 cm)
  12. 12. Talk (Limited edition print - 40 x 28cm)
  13. 13. Poise (Limited edition print - TBA )
  14. 14. Yakoba (Limited edition print - TBA )