Born in 1988 and raised in Accra, Ghana, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe now lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Quaicoe presents his subjects in the form of portraiture where he engages with ideas of empowerment through his bright and luminous depictions of African men and women. This is embodied in the postures of his sitters, who appear set against bright, vibrant monochromatic backgrounds.
Larry Ossei-Mensah and Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe
Almine Rech Brussels Thursday
March 10, 2022 at 7 pm
On the occasion of the opening of BLACK RODEO: Cowboys of the 21st Century, an in person discussion between curator Larry Ossei-Mensah and Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe will take place during the opening reception starting at 7pm.
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