Keita Kwame Kankam - Light and Colour
We are celebrating Black History Month at The Carrot! We welcome Keita Kwame Kankam to The Carrot Gallery. Kankam was born in Accra, Ghana and studied at the Ghanatta college of art and design in Accra where in 2006 Kankam obtained a diploma in art and design. Recently, Kankam took part in the mentorship programme at the Visual Arts of Alberta last year which ended in May 2017.
To quote Kankam, "My favourite genres are abstract compositions, still life, landscapes, and village scenes. I prefer using acrylic colours, inks, pastels, and charcoal because once they are easy to use, one knows how to manipulate them. Starting to paint on my own as an independent artist has not been easy, there have been times of success and downfalls, but with the passage of time I have seen the beauty humor and value in all my work."