How Ghanaian Artist, Sarah Owusu Created Her Own Style Of Painting
A self-taught contemporary Ghanaian artist, Sarah Owusu's work is sure to captivate you with its striking, bright and bold colouring.
She developed her own unique style, which she calls Owusuism – a distinctive and consistent style which you can see in the brush strokes and the colour structure she uses.
The artist paints in a distorted fashion because she believes that things should not always be presented exactly as they are. Owusuism is special because it is distinctively hers, and follows her principles. Beyond that, it is derived from her family name, Owusu, which means "strong-willed and determined", a fitting description for her and her work.
Speaking to Integr8 Africa about her work, she said:
"The aim is really to convey different feelings and emotions. I feel what enables me to do this is my strong use of colour.
I am the kind of artist that would paint the sea with every colour under the rainbow, rather than paint it blue – exactly how we see it."
Apart from traditional painting, she made a mark in the fashion industry by revamping jackets with her paintings. She gained a lot of popularity from that, and made her way into the wardrobes of celebrities such as Tinie Tempah.
We are looking forward to Sarah growing as a global art icon and with what is already set in place, this should take no time.
See more of her work below:
By Damilola Animashaun, published on 10/10/2017