Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe is a Ghanaian-born, Portland-centered artist who creates figurative paintings that are packed with symbolism. Rooted in both modern day culture as they are to his indigenous country, Quaicoe spotlights the resilience, electric power and interior energy in each individual of his subjects.
The artist lately concluded his to start with European solo exhibition, “BLACK RODEO: Cowboys of the 21st Century,” at Almine Rech Brussels from March 10 to April 22. To observe, the gallery has posted a luxurious e book that catalogs the present.
Larry Ossei-Mensah, curator and co-founder of ARTNOIR, reported Quaicoe’s most up-to-date exhibition was the “result of arduous cultural investigation and the ongoing experimentation with figurative forms accented with daring colors and wealthy texture that has turn into the signature of Quaicoe’s creative observe.”
As indicated in the title, the exhibit was inspired by the artist’s affinity for cinema, in unique “Spaghetti Westerns”, exactly where “Quaicoe wanted to unearth the erased tales of Black American cowboys,” Ossei-Mensah extra.
The e-book is 168 web pages in length, minimal to an version of 800 and readily available to invest in for $32 USD. The publication will also be offered as a exclusive version guide, with the print Jon Gray, restricted to 50 signed and numbered copies.
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