In this series of figurative portraits, Yussif creates fictional narratives related to the idea of death, anxiety, and fear. These narratives are influenced by movies, books, and real-life events. The idea of picture making plays a vital role in his composition of drawings, which involves taking reference photographs and manipulating them using photo editing software. The drawings are accompanied by patterns which are influenced by Islamic patterns and Sirigu paintings.
Musah Yussif (b.1997, Ghanaian/Malian) is an artist based in Kumasi, Ghana. He graduated with a BFA in Painting and Sculpture from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (2019). He uses charcoal, pastel, and metallic paint for his works.
Yussif has previously exhibited in Algorithm of Death and Fear (2019), KNUST-Kumasi.