Waterworks 2, 2020
Dry pigment and pouring medium on paper
About the Artist
Kesewa Aboah (b.1994, UK) is a Ghanaian British artist based in London. She completed a BA in fine arts at the School of Visual Arts, New York in 2017. Following her move back to the UK after the completion of her studies Aboah has taken part in artist residency programs in Mexico City, Iceland and Kenya. Kesewa's practice has a heavy focus on process; modernizing traditional techniques of embroidery and body imprinting to create a bold, colorful and sometimes haunting version of the 20th century tapestry. Her unconventional use of thread and paper relinquishes her control of the way in which the bodies take form. Allowing each work a personal narrative in both physicality and concept. Hours of untamed precision distorts her figures, realigns their limbs, rebirths their body, leaving a fragmented tribute to what once was. Kesewa lives and works in London, UK.