'Liverpool Counterpoint 2'

LIV.2015.51.2

About this object

This print plays with ideas and forms suggested by a black and white Ewe cloth from south-eastern Ghana in the World Museum collection (8.7.07.16). The black woven patterns on the cloth provide the underprinted figurative forms of a stool, an animal, and a human figure, all made up of abstract sub-units. Bars of blue, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, and black are overprinted to create a colourful play of purely abstract horizontal and vertical elements. Kwami stated that "the work's appeal for the artist is in the way the geometrical units of figuration and abstraction fit together" and that “a pastoral scene is suggested."

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art: Print
  • Culture
    Ewe; Akan Asante [Ashanti]; Cosmopolitan
  • Artist/Maker
    George Atta Kwami
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Leicestershire: Loughborough
  • Date made
    2014
  • Materials
    Ink; Paper
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Atta Kwami with the assistance of the Art Fund, 2015
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Leicestershire: Loughborough
  • Date collected
    2014
  • Measurements
    500 mm x 330 mm
  • Related people
    George Atta Kwami (Artist/maker)
Object view = Humanities
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