Featured Artist: Jacob Kobina Ayiah Mensah

The Dude, Self-Portrait
2012 – 2019. Pasted pastel paper, ink, watercolour, gouache, acrylic and oil on canvas, 387.6 x 515.1 cm

Winter Trio for Bassoon, Piano and Violin
2019. Gouache and Oil on canvas, 355.3 x 506.6 cm

In Accordance to Elemental Oxygen
2019. Ink, gouache and oil on canvas, 747 x 1,079 cm

2018. Ink and oil on canvas, 319.6 x 408 cm
one of series of 10 pieces under the same name and measurements

Twenty-Seventh Hour, Triptych
2018. Acrylic and oil on canvas, 133.2 x 180 cm

 Artist Statement:

I carry primitivism, abstraction, and surrealism, which are the core points of my art and literature.  I believe that art must emerge from issues of clash that spring from a moment between a tragic and a ridiculous. This art is the central part of every work I create.

Artist Bio:

Jacob Kobina Ayiah Mensah, who is an algebraist and artist, works in mixed media.  His poems and artworks have appeared in numerous journals. He lives in the southern part of Ghana, in Spain, and the Turtle Mountains, North Dakota. 

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