Solomon Adufah is a multidisciplinary artist whose work navigates the complexities of identity through cultural exchange and investigates the social-historical paradigm of globalization as a visual dialogue. Born in Ghana /West Africa and currently based in Chicago, Adufah explores parallels and discourses in the duality of his own identity.
He is a multidisciplinary artist who’s incredibly sticking work depicts narratives and complexities of identity through cultural exchange and negotiates the social-historical paradigm of globalization in his home country and regions alike. Adufah employs inherited traditional painting themes yet carefully composed and accompanied by vibrant colored backgrounds. He achieves artistic delineation through his usage of bold colored patterns, textures and shapes relevant to the everyday lives and communities he engages with. He combines specific photographic images from memory and experiences into a visually seamless arrangement. These memories become the vocabulary which informs his uniquely illustrated paintings. Adufah’s palette of colors are appointed in accordance with the tones and nuances of his community, conveying specificity beyond the personal periphery. This constant physical engagement is mirrored in his work, carefully examining the endless parallels through his experiences.