Asare Adjei is an African Artist, Architect and Photographer who lives and works between London (UK) and Accra (Ghana).
Asare has travelled extensively around the world and has lived also in the USA. Through his travelling and heritage, he has developed a passion for Indigenous culture which now forms the subject for most of his artwork.
He feels that tribal cultures need protecting from our current developing world, and utilises art as a platform to help raise awareness.
Asare’s work captures an essence of humanity and duality of existence by the juxtaposing of various visual elements and materials to create a unique new style.
His work explores socio-political themes, metaphors of unification, empowerment and blackness by the blending, shaping and merging of myriad global influences and visual textures.
Asare’s multi-disciplinary practice is informed by a background in Architecture which he studied at East London University as well as worked professionally as
an Architect for 12 years, working most notably with the prestigious architect Sir David Adjaye.
He took a leave from Architecture in order to pursue his passion for Fine Art, Illustration and Photography. Asare has since had his work featured in The Guardian Newspaper, and group exhibited at Rebecca Hossack Gallery (Mayfair, UK) after being shortlisted for the Art Gemini Prize. He has continued to be shortlisted for art awards including Creativepool Annual 2015 and also group exhibit in Level 39 – Canary Group (Canary Wharf, UK) and The Black and White Building (Shoreditch, UK).
Asare plans to begin exhibiting on a larger scale with solo exhibitions, as well as produce photobooks that detail his various artworks, travels to tribal cultures and inspirations. The subjects of his artworks are mostly focused on Africa, but Asare plans to expand this study to incorporate indigenous/tribal cultures from all around the world. He plans to personally visit, document and create art based directly from his experiences with these cultures.
He hopes that through his art, he can help bring appreciation for our shared collective humanity across the world, and hope for a united future.
To purchase original artworks – please send email to: info [at] asareadjei.com.
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