Jeremiah Quarshie

Works

Jeremiah Quarshie, Gifty, Yellow is the Colour of Water, 2016, acrylic on canvas, courtesy the artist and Seth Dei Foundation

 

Jeremiah Quarshie’s hyper-realistic paintings explore the boundaries between physical and digital production; considering the construction of imagery, his work investigates the nature of art itself. Through detailed portraiture, emphasising the connectedness between people otherwise divided by social, economic or geographical conditions, Quarshie reveals an acute social awareness. Using friends and ordinary women he scouts for as models, Quarshie documents individuals in actual and invented roles - including beauty queens, businesswomen, and labourers - to demonstrate ideas of hope against failing political systems.

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Born 1985, Accra, Ghana

Lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria

Education

2003–2007

  • B.F.A. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST, Kumasi

Exhibitions

2017

  • Gallery 1957 at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, New York

2016

  • Yellow is the Colour of Water, Gallery 1957, Accra

  • Gallery 1957 at Art X Lagos, Lagos

2015

  • The Gown Must Go To Town, Science and Technology Musuem, Ghana
  • Silence Between the Lines, Prime Motors Showroom, Kumasi

2014

  • The Munich-project, Global Art — Local View, Villa Mohr

2013

  • Muses, Goethe Institut, Accra
  • The 'Sabi Yu Rutu' project, Suriname
  • Kaleidoscope, La Villa Boutique, Accra

2012

  • Time, Trade and Travel, Nubuke Foundation, Accra
  • Time, Trade and Travel, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Amsterdam
  • The Ghana-project, Global Art — Local View, Goethe Institut, Accra

2007

  • Ghana at 50 — Students Portraits Exhibition, The National Museum of Ghana, Accra
  • Pan African Festival Exhibition of Art and Craft, Cape Coast

Residencies

2017

  • African Artists' Foundation (AAF), Lagos

Collections

  • The Harn Museum of Art, Florida
  • Seth Dei Foundation, Accra
  • Zeitz Collection, Cape Town
  • The World Bank Collection, Washington D.C.

News

Publications

Jeremiah Quarshie, Yellow is the Colour of Water
Exhibition Catalogue, 2016

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