Yaw Obuobi, one of Ghana’s finest artists, returns to the homeland with an exhibition entitled “A View From The Diaspora”. Yaw is renowned for his signature style, using yarn knitting wool to create vibrant masterpieces which depict scenes of everyday West African cultural experiences. After mesmerizing many in North America, Europe, the African Diaspora, with his captivating art, Yaw is returning home to where it all started. The exhibition will take place at Novotel in Accra from the May 2nd, 2013 to June 2nd, 2013.
A Kenyan elite runner passes water to a dehydrated disabled Chinese runner who she saw suffering. This delayed her from winning. She became 2nd in the race not only losing the 1st position but also a US$10,000 cash prize. It’s not all about winning.
Gold is not only found in our land here in Africa, the best Gold in Africa is found in our hearts.
She will be blessed in other ways…
Don’t be fooled by the attractively colourful and slightly cartoonish signature style of Kenyan artist Michael Soi’s work, for there is a world of seriousness and heavy socio-political undertones in his illustrations.
Soi’s work illustrates visual portraits that serve as social commentary inspired by his observations of daily life in his hometown of Nairobi.
“My work mostly touches on issues related to the youth like fashion trends, music and life in general. I try to create an attitude of what you see might be what you get from it. I am involved in work that deletes, distorts and changes various images into what I want them to be, and am excited by the subtle play that erasure seems to create when executed in certain ways.
“My work is not about the suppression of images or distortion, or the negation of what the image represents, but is about obscuring the images in order to create a different relationship between the final piece and the viewer.
Most of my work is social commentary inspired by the city of Nairobi that addresses everything from this to what we would rather not talk about in public.”