Nyornuwofia Agorsor


“Never capture comfort and forget the laws. It’s the laws that maintain the comfort.”

My work dwells on these ideals. Whereas there is the tendency to seek the glory without the effort, I suggest that people should endeavor to do the opposite. I am interested in how to harness basic things in life and in our surroundings to create. This should mean that I very much engage contemporary concerns. We live in a time that everything is heavily dependent on technology. For this reason, there is the tendency for people to resort to short cuts. This is what I abhor. Whereas technology can help us to a certain extent, I also will not want technology to take away our culture and traditions. These are the universal values that give to us our humanity. It is a balance of these that I always seek. When I make paintings, I want all my reflections to have voice. I want my audiences to take up responsibilities, especially when they are in privileged positions. If we dwell too much on the comforts, we tend to become ingrates. We always take from the world and yet give nothing back. This is not healthy. It pushes our world out of symmetry. But in seeking symmetry, we also know that all the fingers are never the same. How then do we celebrate our differences as well as our similarities? How do we make this world the better place we want it to be even in our expressions?

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