Foster Sakyiamah: The Lines That Guide Me to Pop-Up at Allouche Gallery in The Bowery



Foster Sakyiamah, Yellow Sunday School 2022; Acrylic on canvas, 39.4 x 78.7 in. Image courtesy of the gallery

Allouche Gallery to open solo show, The Lines That Guide Me, debuting thirteen works by Foster Sakyiamah on April 21st at their 2nd Avenue pop-up location.

Created in 2022, The Lines That Guide Me is a series of paintings that explore Sakyiamah’s psychological connection with his domestic sphere and his thriving community. An emblematic symbol of Foster Sakyiamah’s practice is the remarkable clarity of his craft and process. The technical challenge in creating his gestural compositions becomes an equal interest for him.

Foster Sakyiamah, Blue Spring Hatter, 2022; Acrylic on canvas, 39.4 x 31.5 in. Image courtesy of the gallery.
Playing with the boldness of saturated hues, the artist refines the elements in his painting into abstract arrangements of sensuous curves, lyrical yet precise, each carefully positioned so they don’t overlap. Movement plays a big role and a plurality of art historical references come to mind when looking at this body of work.
Foster Sakyiamah (b.1983) is an emerging contemporary artist based in Accra, Ghana. Even though his art comes naturally, he developed his artistic skills gradually from his primary education, through middle school up to the advanced level at the Ghanatta College of Art and Design in Ghana. In 2021 Foster was an Artist in Residence at the Noldor Residency, Ghana.


Foster Sakyiamah, Bluer Wedding Guest, 2022; Acrylic on canvas, 39.4 x 39.4 in. Image courtesy of the gallery

Foster Sakyiamah: The Lines That Guide Me will be on view from April 21 to May 22, 2022 at Allouche Gallery’s 2nd Avenue pop-up location, 24 Second Avenue in the Bowery, NYC.

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