"I began drawing at a very tender age, whatever I set my eyes on."
"Born to a Ghanaian mother and a Nigerian father on November 16, 1967, I began drawing at a very tender age, whatever I set my eyes on. What I fancied most, however, was copying pictures of historical figures like Sir Charles MacLean, Guggisberg, and Macarthy, which I found in the history book. Fine Arts was one of the subjects I sat for at the Ordinary Level (middle school) in 1979. Between 1988 and 1990, I sat for the Ordinary National Diploma (OND) and for the Higher National Diploma (HND) in 1995 at the Polytechnic University. I specialized in painting with textile as a subsidiary."
The tender complicity between mother and child exudes from this batik wall hanging. Moved by the power of the maternal bond, K. Baka creates this endearing composition where the moon is like a silver... Read More
Wild animals gather momentarily beneath the spreading branches of a venerable old tree. A gazelle quietly crops grass while a giraffe chews on tender twigs and leaves. Lord of the savannah, an... Read More
The moon's silver glow illuminates the village of Aburi, where K. Baka was born. Renowned for its spectacular view of Accra, this aklowa (meaning "village" in the Ga language) is surrounded... Read More
Oluwayemisi Adeniran is an artisan from Ghana who finds pleasure in his work, which affords him the opportunity to work with his own designs. He crafts this piece of cotton wall art by hand in the... Read More