FEBRUARY 23, 2022. GRACE EBERT
“Red Dressing Room” (2022), 216 x 216 centimeters
A single color grounds the intricate, swirling paintings that compose Foster Sakyiamah’s body of work. Relying 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 backdrop, the figures emerge through fields of pulsing, curled lines, which add texture and energy to the dynamic pieces.
“Synchronized Blue Motion” (2021), 200 x 200 centimeters
Sakyiamah is currently a Noldor artist-in-residence, an Accra-based program designed to support emerging African artists that’s now in its second year. The residency is also an integral part of the newly founded Institute Museum of Ghana, which opens to the public next month. […]
“Synchronized Sun Dance” (2021), 200 x 300 centimeters
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