"I hope one day I will be recognized as one of the best artists of all time - after all, the sky is the limit, right?"Artist Agyarko Kotoko was born on November 7, 1974 in Eastern Ghana, where he lived and studied until 2003. He then when went on to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, in Kumasi.
Agyarko's original work has captured the hearts of many an art lover through thought-provoking compositions. Agyarko's choice of subject-matter and his unique technique forcefully portray the beauty of the social, cultural, and religious lifestyle of African communities.
"I prefer to work with oils, because they offer more flexibility to blend and create the hues and shades I want," confides Agyarko. "During my free time, I like to teach the neighborhood children who wish to learn how to paint.
"2006 is the year of my first solo exhibition. I'm planning on participating in several more, including international exhibits.
"My dream is to further my career as an artist by studying a for a master's degree in art. I hope one day I will be recognized as one of the best artists of all time - after all, the sky is the limit, right?
"I used to sign my work with my name when at some point in time I had the inspiration to use the artistic name Lord Askia, though I should clarify I do not come from the Askia ruling class of the Songhai Empire. I just really like the name and when I started signing with my artistic name, I saw an increase in the sale of my works as well as a higher appreciation for my works. I think the name carries some acceptance and favor. Since then I have been using this name."
10 items by Agyarko Kotoko
Coconut Tree Oil Painting on Canvas
Stability I, Coconut Tree Oil Painting on Canvas
Agyarko KotokoA sunny blue sky whirls around the leafy fronds of a tall coconut tree in this inspiring oil painting from West Africa's Agyarko Kotoko. He uses thick dabs of colorful paint in a style called impasto...$727.99
Signed Coconut Oil Tree Painting on Canvas (2020)
Stability II, Signed Coconut Oil Tree Painting on Canvas (2020)
Agyarko KotokoA sunny yellow sky whirls behind a tall, hardy coconut tree in this inspiring oil painting from West Africa's Agyarko Kotoko. The artist uses thick dabs of colorful paint in a style called impasto to...$864.99
Signed Oil on Canvas Landscape Painting (2020)
Sunrise, Signed Oil on Canvas Landscape Painting (2020)
Agyarko KotokoInspired by the metaphorical sun and rain that falls into each person's life, West Africa's Agyarko Kotoko creates this bright landscape. The artist uses thick dabs of oil paint in a style called...$989.99
Signed Oil Tree Painting on Canvas (2020)
White Birds, Signed Oil Tree Painting on Canvas (2020)
Agyarko KotokoA flock of white birds crowds around a lush fruit tree for their breakfast in this charming painting from West Africa's Agyarko Kotoko. The artist uses thick dabs of colorful paint in a style called...$864.99
To the High Priest
Original Oil Painting with Adinkra Symbols
To the High Priest, Original Oil Painting with Adinkra Symbols
Agyarko KotokoThis original oil on canvas painting is from Ghanaian artist Agyarko Kotoko. The colorful composition is a collage of various adinkra symbols. Adinkra symbols were established by the Asante peoples of...$959.99
Pointillist Painting of African Dancers
Ayekoo Dance, Pointillist Painting of African Dancers
Agyarko KotokoArtist Agyarko Kotoko from Ghana paints this original oil on canvas composition of a row of West African dancers. The artist employs a pointillist style and a harmonious color palette of blue, green...$887.99
Idyllic Landscape Oil Painting from Ghana
Fertility, Idyllic Landscape Oil Painting from Ghana
Agyarko KotokoWorking in an Impressionist style, artist Agyarko Kotoko paints this beautiful and idyllic composition. Children play along the shore of a body of water under a large shade tree. Sunlight dapples the...$887.99
African Contemporary Art Signed Painting from Ghana
Embrace, African Contemporary Art Signed Painting from Ghana
Agyarko Kotoko"A thick application of harmonious colors form concentric circles, which is a philosophic depiction of sound and time," says Agyarko Kotoko of his inspired composition featuring two people...$1,044.99
Modern African Painting of Traditional Dancers
Traditional Dance, Modern African Painting of Traditional Dancers
Agyarko Kotoko"A polymorphous mosaic of colorful dabbing strokes from concentric circles that partially eclipses the two central figures," says Agyarko Kotoko as he describes his painting. "A visual...$814.99
Motherhood Theme in Abstract African Art Signed Painting
Lullaby, Motherhood Theme in Abstract African Art Signed Painting
Agyarko KotokoFaces appear amid myriad images and at the bottom of this painting, musical notes with a decorative purpose. "The tender love of a mother is the cherished gift that can be given to a child. With...$809.99