From my friend Joel Savage’s blog.
folklore- the tree of wisdom 2011 100x120cm
Africa is a large continent influenced by different cultures, customs, traditions and ideas, which are often presented or crafted as images. The creative artists in the continent produce wonderful and amazing paintings adored by tourists worldwide.
One of the Ghanaian artists who has made a name for himself is Wisdom Kudowor. Known as a trans-cultural visionary, his work is influenced by the human form as a transformational agent and ancestral wisdom as an aesthetic tool.
Travelling out to exhibitions transformed Kudowor into knowing he could “tackle other things and create something admirable out of them.
“You are a human being first, African second. When I free myself from the trappings of being African, my work became more universal;” he said. His work is available at http://africanartagenda.tumblr.com/