Asare Adjei is an interdisciplinary artist, architect and photojournalist whose works combine observations and social commentary on culture, human rights, cosmology and fine art. Asare’s artworks and photography also addresses his social activism and concerns around the contemporary representations of black identity and tribal culture.
Born 1975, and raised in both Ghana (Africa) and England (Europe), Asare has developed an inimitable dual-cultural perspective which he infuses into his work. He continues to live and work between London (UK) and Accra (Ghana).
Asare has travelled extensively around the world and also lived in the USA. Through his travelling; he developed a passion for indigenous culture which now forms the main subject area for most of his artworks.
He feels that tribal cultures need protecting from our current developing world, and therefore utilises his art as a platform to help raise awareness. (*A small portion of the proceeds from the sale of designated artworks is donated towards the protection of the rights of indigenous cultures).
Asare’s artistic style captures an essence of humanity and the 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 interdisciplinary approach is informed by both his passion for using photography to tell important global stories and Architecture which he studied at the University of East London before working professionally as an Architect for 12 years (*working most notably with the prestigious architect Sir David Adjaye).
In 2014, he took a leave from Architecture in order to pursue his passion for Fine Art, Illustration and Photography. Asare has since worked as a photojournalist for The Guardian Newspaper, and exhibited in group shows at Rebecca Hossack Gallery (Mayfair/UK), Level 39 (Canary Wharf/UK) and The Black and White Building (Shoreditch/UK).
Asare is currently planning a large scale solo exhibition, and hopes to soon produce photobooks as well as ventures into fashion and interior design. He will also be using his platform as an opportunity to coach others into nurturing their own creativity.
He continues to passionately fight for human rights and tribal cultures. He hopes that through his art, he can help encourage our collective unity and appreciation for one another. He is on a mission to spread endless inspiration. Like he always says, his job is to help… ELEVATE YOUR AWARENESS.