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A Strong Back | Art from Ghana | Art Sumo

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Original Sold for $165

11 in x 23 in | unframed | Oil on Canvas

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A Strong Back

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This beautifully colored, abstract painting portrays five African women carrying large vessels of water on top of their heads. The vertical lines of the women's legs and necks characterize the length of the painting, but paradoxically, the light that hits each woman on the left shoulder creates diagonal shadows at the women's feet, suggesting the brightness of the day. If you look closely, the large, spherical pots atop their heads take on the shape of each women's body. As they walk together, the women project an image of strength and unity.

Artist: Kobby Mensah

Although professionally trained, Kobby Mensah relies heavily upon inspiration for his paintings. Kobby’s creations reflect a bit of modern abstract design as he captures a variety of subjects on canvas. While Kobby specializes in creating multidimensional paintings using the perfect balance of colors, light and perspective, Kobby’s particular choice of colors often provides a richness that brings his creations to life. Undoubtedly influenced by his cultural upbringing, the overall tones of his paintings exude warmth, as well as frequently touch upon societal values, cultural depictions and scenes of unity among his people. Kobby resides in Accra, Ghana.

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