October Gallery, London, United Kingdom
17 Sep 2014 - 25 Oct 2014


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October Gallery will exhibit a body of new work by the well-known Ghanaian artist, Owusu-Ankomah.

Born in Sekondi, Ghana, in 1956, Owusu-Ankomah pursued studies in Fine Arts at Ghanatta College in Accra before moving to Bremen, Germany where he now lives and works.

His charged paintings on canvas depict an alternate world wherein monumental human figures are shown moving within an ocean of signs that surround, support and, in fact, define them. The way in which these figures coexist and interact with various symbolic sets has developed through distinct phases over time, reflecting Owusu-Ankomah’s own journey of spiritual discovery.

In these latest works, Owusu-Ankomah uses a palette of new colours, and further develops his artistic language by adding signs of his own invention to the customary lexicon of adinkra symbols which each represent a particular concept used by the Akan-speaking peoples of Ghana. Owusu-Ankomah extends his visual explorations in novel directions by developing the innovative symbol, of the Microcron – a circle of shining orbs signifying ‘universes within universes’, and musing about the possibility of a parallel coexistence of multi-dimensional universes within a single multiverse.

To attend the Private View on Wednesday 17th of September please RSVP press@octobergallery.co.uk

Gallery Talk: Owusu-Ankomah

On Saturday 20th September, at 3.00 pm, Owusu-Ankomah will discuss his work and creative process in conversation with Gerard Houghton, Director of Special Projects, at October Gallery.

Reserve your free place via Eventbrite;

Gallery Talk: Owusu-Ankomah – Saturday 20th September


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