KESEWA ABOAH

B. 1994

Kesewa Aboah 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 Iceland and Mexico City.

 

Aboah’s practice has a heavy focus on process, placing importance on the human form. Her “Waterworks” are a canvas for the subjects’ bodies to imprint a unique articulation of themselves. Working with elements of chance she allows the bodies to bleed past their formal expression. Aboah’s manipulation of these images in “Red Matter” after the imprint creates a further layer of abstraction and emphasis. 

 

The result is a personal expose of the physical and the energetic permeating the page. Aboah uses the human body to apply paint to the paper. She paints her own body and makes these unique imprints on the surface of the paper, allowing the material to bleed. Each painting is then finished off by hand.

72907BCD-5BB3-41BF-B9DF-44B8880F78A3 2.jpeg
 
1435_edited.jpg

Red Matter 1

2021
Acrylic, gouache and pigment on paper 
106 x 69cm

1430_edited.jpg

Red Matter 2

2021
Acrylic, gouache and pigment on paper 
106 x 69cm

SOLD
 
1433_edited.jpg

Red Matter 3

2021
Acrylic, gouache and pigment on paper 
106 x 69cm

1436_edited.jpg

Red Matter 4

2021
Acrylic, gouache and pigment on paper 
106 x 69cm

SOLD
Cropped bum.jpeg

Waterworks 12

2021
Gouache and pigment on paper 
106 x 69cm