Gallery 1957 is glad to host Artsoul Kojo in residency.
Nana Danso Awuah-Asante best known as Artsoul Kojo, is a Ghanaian contemporary artist whose art has gained recognition through his endless cast of characters and personalities; these address a broad spectrum of universal and existential philosophies with childlike appeal. His childlike strokes and elementary shapes recall the simple yet complex imaginations of the human psyche, laying bare the limitless possibilities of how one can perceive the world.
Artsoul Kojo is a self-taught artist who began painting and creating art extensively as an outlet for coping with anything. As art imitates life , Nana Danso's symbolism portrays the reaction between the world and him. His work fuses aspects of storytelling, poetry combined with an impressionist and pop-art visual look.
His show with Gallery 1957 will be presented in February.
Gallery 1957 is glad to host Cornelius Annor in residency.
Cornelius Annor (b. 1990) is a portrait and figurative painter and an art teacher. He completed his fine art studies at Ghanatta College of Art and Design. From an early age, Annor had a strong fascination for the human face and figure and constantly sketched the faces of his family, friends and even strangers he encountered. With the encouragement of his college art teachers and family, Annor fully realized that his career was evolving around portraiture and figurative paintings. During his college days in Ghanatta, he focused on painting classes.
Annor has a keen sense of observation, and an ability to bring out the beauty of a human figure. He succeeds in his artistic endeavors thanks to his appreciation of human differences, his generosity, and his desire to understand others. He has a special ability to express and bring life in a painting. C.Annor studio is used to nurture the talents in young and upcoming artists.
Kwesi BotchwayJanuary - March 2020
Gallery 1957 is glad to host Kwesi Botchway in residency this year.
Botchway's work depicts compelling figurative portraits across different generations. With a particular focus on the eyes, nose and mouth - where the artist believes emotions are best portrayed - the work helps us better visually experience one another’s feelings, through an exchange of information without using words.
Born in Accra, Botchway studied fine art at Ghanatta College of art and Design.