Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe’s large-scale portraits celebrate the empowerment, strength, and individuality of African culture. His paintings depict men and women of African descent – friends and colleagues as well as strangers he has encountered – and are painted in a straightforward manner, piercing out of the canvas at the viewer. Incorporating their own sense of style and fashion with a bold color palette, Quaicoe endeavors to capture the essence of his subjects. “Color means a great deal where I come from. It’s a distinguishing quality – the very means of self-expression,” he has said.
Source: Roberts Projects