Friend Zone, 52” x 49”, Mixed Media: African Print Fabric, Textiles, Plastic Bags (Ghana Must GO), Cards and acrylic on canvas
This mixed media series depicts the faces of some of the Hohoe- dwelling people. The faces as a universal concept is a communicative event. Seeing these faces, we are left to be “accomplices ” in making meaning of these pro-communicative gestures. We see the smile and we assume their happy. When they are stern, we wonder what they might be thinking.
Winfred Nana Amoah (1996, Hohoe, Ghana) is a Hohoe based artist whose media of practice includes plastics, textiles, used credit cards, research articles, newspapers and acrylic on canvas. Amoah uses these materials to explore personal identities and community belonging, particularly in the contemporary Ghanaian context.
His work has been documented at the Nubuke Foundation and is on Google Art and Culture. See video here.