“Art does not depend on someone prescribing a mainstream system. Art is freedom” – Kofi Agorsor
Kofi Agorsor is a Ghanian born artist who attended the Ankle College of Art in Accra during 1989. Agorsor works predominantly in painting and sculpture but he also has a vibrant musical practice.
In his paintings, Agorsor uses pulsating colors that become an interpretation of the essence of lived experiences of modern Ghanaians. His subject matter borders on the generic but rendered often in a buoyant, semi-abstract and witty manner.
His canvases may be sparsely populated, often with a solitary figure in a sensuous pose or two lovers enjoying the presence of each other. Alternatively, his canvases may be highly populated, inhabited by crowds of market women or glitterati at events. Some of the canvases may be encumbered with splashes, drips and flows of paint that intertwine to become forests or mazes of enchantment.
His Sculptures, on the other hand, are a physical embodiment of spontaneous orderliness.
Agorsor is conceptually fixated on the duality which exists between the material world and the spiritual. He believes that he finds a cohesion between these two planes within his work.
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