"My exhibitions so far have been at school where I was nicknamed 'Spider,' the king of webs."
"My name is Randy Abeka Abbam (RAA), popularly known as 'Spider.' I was born on March 6, 1985 in eastern Ghana, but started my basic education in Nigeria, where I discovered my talent in art at that early age. I was later brought back to Ghana in 1993. I'm currently a second-year student majoring in art and design.
"As a young artist, I do not limit myself to my medium, but always experiment with the local tools and materials that I find in my environment. I produce works that range from abstracts to semi-abstracts and sometimes realism. During my first year in art school, I realized that thread on board is very unique. This medium has now dominated most of my works. I take my inspiration from God and nature, and also from the cultural heritage of my people.
My exhibitions so far have been at school where I was nicknamed 'Spider,' the king of webs. I have sold many works to local galleries, companies and individuals. One of my innermost dreams is to hold exhibitions of my own both at home and abroad. I have passion for art and I'm proud to be an artist."
Fiery summer colors embrace an abstract nude in their sizzling heat. In the foreground, a small dog joins the woman in a surreal portrait by André de Miranda. He presents his bold linoleum block print... Read More
Abstract images invite interpretation in this original composition by Ghana's Randy Abeka Abbam. "I wanted to show how our lives are, and the difficulties that we go through," explains the... Read More
The sweet notes of the xylophone convey a message of good fortune for people's problems will soon disappear. Randy Abeka Abbam is inspired by ancestral customs as he creates abstract images with an... Read More
Hot orange and golden green caress cool blue and white. Seemingly purposeful, abstract shapes evoke pre-Hispanic design motifs. They move together an a beautiful canvas by Peru's Juan Carlos Torres.... Read More