Joshua Oheneba-Takyi's latest series of paintings explore the making and perception of memory through visual documentation of the ephemerality of instances via our interaction with chairs. The paintings expose the attachment of the subconscious to the seemingly mundane, and the extent to which they have an affectation on our affairs as objective commentators and passive participants. Capturing the moment of stillness, emphasising the physical limitation of mobility in confrontation with memory is the central theme in this body of work. Oheneba-Takyi takes on a psychological approach to figurative representation. The dramatic, dance-like poses are rendered in a moody color palate. Broad brushtrokes and seemingly unfinished segments of the canvas reveal a rawness indicative of the artist's hand and the emotions he aims to capture.


Oheneba-Takyi is a young promising artist born in 1997 in Kumasi, Ghana. He currently spends his time researching and deepening his artistic practice at his studio Creccents located in Accra.