Mint Now: Serwah Attafuah ◑
Using vibrant, hyperreal tones and textures, the artwork’s layered storytelling recalls the artist’s dreams as well as mythologies from Ghanaian culture.
This new portrait by Serwah Attafuah centers on Yaa Asantewaa, a figure from the artist’s father’s tribe who played a role in the conflict between the British and the Ashanti during the 1800s. Wearing coral, conchas, and dolphin’s teeth, she stands proudly surrounded by fish in a liminal, imagined space between Ghana and Sydney—where the artist is currently based. Using vibrant, hyperreal tones and textures, the artwork’s layered storytelling recalls the artist’s dreams as well as mythologies and histories from Ghanaian culture.
“Most of the figures I create are an abstract representation of myself or sometimes an ancestor, or even someone in the future who shares my
— Serwah Attafuah
Serwah Attafuah is a multidisciplinary artist and musician based in Dharug land/West Sydney, Australia. She creates surreal cyber dreamscapes and heavenly wastelands populated by afro-futuristic abstractions of self with strong ancestral and contemporary themes.
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