Friday 09 August -Friday 16 August Xane Asiamah
Xane's work can be described as “conceptual realism” In his portraits, abstract and conceptual drawings and illustrations - Xane merges realism and concepts to create vibrant art pieces. He began painting and drawing as a kid and started selling professionally at the age of 18. When he was 20, Xane began showing in galleries and had his first exhibition in Accra, Ghana. Currently, he has had five exhibitions with his most recent at the Milton Keynes Central Library; November 2018. Xane has had some collaborations with some distinct Ghanaian, British and Nigerian artists and also studied art in University. He has made a few national television appearances and has been featured on magazines and websites globally. On a constant quest to experiment and push new boundaries, he has personally studied graphic design and more complicated art forms in sustainable product design, home decor and unique wooden furniture. Xane currently lives in Ghana and works as an interior designer, freelance artist and illustrator. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Portfolio Links: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/xaneasiamah
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Friday 23 August - Friday 30 August Negyem Adonoo
The greater part of Negyem's growing up was at the military camp where discipline was greatly valued and this upbringing has impacted his life immensely. As a Ghanaian Artist, he is essentially interested in creating art works that best communicate from tradition to modernity. He has a strong attraction to the abstract, hence, its prolific display in his paintings. Negyem is an old student of Ghanatta College of Art and Design. ‘The Contourist,’ as he has come to be known, is a name that emanates from his extensive use of colours and patterns, which are seen as contours, to communicate his ideas. Most of his works have the contour-like effect running through them with some images of the African Traditional symbols in them. He calls his contour paintings "My African Classics". Works he has produced include: Chronicles of Time, Dewy-Eyed, The cover, Natures Ossature, The 77 Percent. He has also participated in and held several exhibitions across the capital.