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Kudowor takes over Ghana with...

This work and others will be on view at the Ano Gallery (Friday March 16), Berj Gallery (Tuesday March 20) and Artists Alliance Gallery (Thursday March 22), in Accra, Ghana.
Kudowor is one of Ghana's most respected and applauded contemporary artists. He studied at the College of Art, University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He graduated in 1981 with a first class honours degree in fine art.
Born in 1957 in Takoradi, Ghana, Wisdom ‘Wiz’ Kudowor’s painting career spans over 30 years. His bold paintings reference the traditional forms and symbols of Ghana’s rich cultural history, while also drawing inspiration from cubist and futurist styles.
Kudowor instantly recognisable style of abstracted figures, scenes and shapes are created using a palette knife and roller brush. The use of these tools – the brush for laying large areas of colour and the knife for more detailed work – is a technique he developed early on in his practice.
His public commissions include a relief mural at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park in Accra, Ghana. He has exhibited widely across Africa, Europe, Asia, and the US. His works can be found in a number of international collections including the Ministry of Culture, People’s Republic of China; the African American Museum, Texas, USA; Ghana National Museum, Accra, Ghana; and the Osaka Prefecture Contemporary Art Collection, Osaka, Japan.