“Art is a reflection of my history and my society. It is a mirror image of what I see and feel around me. We are all social beings, and we interact with each other. My social position in society is what fuels my art. But at a more fundamental level, I hope my art can create a better society for my people."
Ghanese painter Dankyi Mensah seeks to document the ongoing development of the contemporary urban, social, and political landscape of his country through colorful portraiture.
Dankyi MensahA la Beret, 2022acrylic on canvas151 x 101.5 cm
59 1/2 x 40 in
Dankyi MensahAman, 2022acrylic on canvas131.5 x 105.5 cm
51 3/4 x 41 1/2 in
Dankyi MensahKumarican Pinky, 2022acrylic on canvas126.5 x 101.5 cm
49 3/4 x 40 in
Dankyi MensahKumerican Reddie , 2022acrylic on canvas125.5 x 101.5 cm
49 3/8 x 40 in
Dankyi MensahAhuofie, 2021acrylic on canvas125.4 x 90.5 cm
49 3/8 x 35 5/8 in
Dankyi MensahKumarican Casual, 2021acrylic on canvas127 x 109 cm
50 x 42 7/8 in
Dankyi MensahKumarican Kadi, 2021acrylic on canvas127 x 102 cm
50 x 40 1/8 in
Dankyi MensahKumerican Chill, 2021acrylic on canvas121 x 110 cm
47 5/8 x 43 1/4 in
Dankyi MensahKwakuKumerica, 2021acrylic on canvas182 x 152 cm
71 13/20 x 59 21/25 inches
Dankyi MensahKwame, 2021acrylic on canvas126 x 91 cm
49 5/8 x 35 7/8 in
Dankyi MensahThe Bearded One, 2021acrylic on canvas125.5 x 114 cm
49 3/8 x 44 7/8 in
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Ghanian artist Dankyi Mensah studied at the celebrated Ghanatta College of Art and Design in 2001 in Accra, alongside Amoako Boafo, Otis Quiacoe, and Emmanuel Taku, who collectively embody the vanguard of a new generation of West African painters.
His series 'Kumerica' explores the concept of cultural hybridization and seek to document the development of the contemporary urban, social, and political landscape in Ghana through colorful, figurative portraiture. Kumerica––a term often associated with the music scene––revolves around the encounter between the local culture of Kumasi, a Ghanian city in the Ashanti region, and American urban culture. It goes beyond...
Kumerican FlowersDankyi Mensah 1 - 24.07.2022 Gallery - Knokke - BelgiumKumerica ––a term often associated with the music scene––revolves around the encounter between the local culture of Kumasi, a Ghanian city in the Ashanti region, and American urban culture. Mensah addresses this cultural shift by depicting local youth dressed in American-influenced street style posing before traditional Ghanian patterned fabrics, as...
Art Brussels 202228.04 - 1.05.2022Founded in 1968, Art Brussels is one of the most renowned contemporary art fairs in Europe and a must-see in the international art calendar. This year, we have the honour to present the solo booth Reflections of the Kumerican Experience with new works by Dankyi Mensah. Wednesday 27 April 2022 Gallery Night (at our Brussels gallery) : 6pm – 9pm Thursday 28 April 2022 Preview : 11am – 5pm Vernissage : 5pm – 10pm Friday 29 April - Sunday 01 May 2022 Public Opening : 11am – 7pm