In full colour—not the documentary, anthropological, reductive black and white—the native mystic claims its place in full colour in the visual imagination in Kwame Sousa’s oil on canvas series.
Kwame Sousa, one of the most influential contemporary visual artists in the international scene, was born in São Tomé and Príncipe (STP). He is a multidisciplinary artist who explores a wide range of media, techniques, and styles. His work has been exhibited at numerous exhibitions and galleries including: ‘II Bienal de Arte in STP; Instituto Politécnico do Porto in Portugal; Bienal del SUR in Venezuela; the Droog Gallery in the Netherlands; the Venice Architecture Biennale; and the Arquiteturas Film Festival Lisboa in Portugal. Kwame Sousa is the founder of the first independent art school in STP and has his own foundation: Fundação Mionga Vantxi. He also started Ateliê M, the first school of visual arts in São Tomé and Príncipe.