Jean Michel Basquait 001 by Winfred Nana Amoah, 2020, Textiles, call cards and acrylic on canvas, 117cm X 140cm
Winfred Nana Amoah (born 18 march 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. He uses these materials to explore personal identities and community belonging, particularly in the contemporary Ghanaian context. Amoah’s series of mixed media 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.