Otis Kwame Quaicoe

  • , Nana in Red Jersey, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    121.9 x 91.4 cm
    48 x 36 in
  • , Denim Jacket, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    152.4 x 101.6 cm
    60 x 40 in
  • , Isolation, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    121.9 x 91.4 cm
    48 x 36 in
  • , Barber Shop, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    152.4 x 101.6 cm
    60 x 40 in
  • , Just Grumpy, 2021
    Oil on canvas
    76.2 x 61 x 3.8 cm
    30 x 24 x 1 1/2 in
  • , Girl with Braids, 2021
    Oil on canvas
    152.4 x 101.6 x 3.8 cm
    60 x 40 x 1 1/2 in

Born in 1988 and raised in Accra, Ghana, Otis Kwame 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.


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