'Liverpool Counterpoint 2' card

'Liverpool Counterpoint 2'

LIV.2015.51.2

On display

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."