Winfred Amoah: Hohoe Women

Explore the artist's community based practice

By Nubuke Foundation

This Exhibition is Untitled, Installation view (2020) by Nii OdzenmaOriginal Source: Nubuke FoundationNubuke Foundation

Hohoe Municipal is one of the 25 administrative districts of the Volta Region of Ghana. It was carved out of the former Kpando District. In this series of mixed media work, the artist Winfred Nana Amaoh focuses on the face areas of some of the community-dwelling women.

Artist Interview - Winfred Nana Amoah Nubuke Foundation

Artist Winfred Nana Amoah chats about his practice, hometown of Hohoe, and the encounters with his work participants.

Dumevi (A native of the town) (2020) by Winfred Nana AmoahOriginal Source: Nubuke FoundationNubuke Foundation

Winfred Nana Amoah was born in 1996 in Hohoe, Ghana. His media of practice include acrylic paintings, textiles, used credit cards, newspapers, and plastic bags.

Gbledi (Neglected) by Winfred Nana AmoahOriginal Source: Nubuke FoundationNubuke Foundation

“My mum has a beautiful smile and it has always given me hope. I paint women smiling and laughing because these facial expressions bring us joy and happiness.”

Dumevi (A native of the town) (2020) by Winfred Nana AmoahOriginal Source: Nubuke FoundationNubuke Foundation

“The women have no one to tell their stories to. I want to stand up for them as an artist and tell their stories. Their stories are also part of my story.”

Yatsi Me (storm within) (2020) by Winfred Nana AmoahOriginal Source: Nubuke FoundationNubuke Foundation

This painting is based on a portrait of one of Winfred Nana Amoah's friends. The friend suffers from bipolar disorder and was in pain at the time.

Emo Eve (Two faces) (2020) by Winfred Nana AmoahOriginal Source: Nubuke FoundationNubuke Foundation

Winfred Nana Amoah painted the face of the woman blue in part to disguise her face. The colour also symoolizes being in 'agony'.

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