Owusu-Ankomah (born 1956 in Sekondi) is a leading contemporary African artist with origins in Ghana.
His work addresses themes of identity and the body, using his trademark motif of Adinkra symbolism. His work is also influenced by the art of the Renaissance, handwritten texts from ancient cultures such as the adinkra symbol system of the Akan people of Ghana, Chinese ideograms, and contemporary global cultures.
Owusu-Ankomah’s work is informed by a sophisticated discourse on traditional philosophical concepts as well as a deep understanding of the aesthetic and cultural character of the African continent. Fascinating and rich in meaning, Owusu-Ankomah’s works of art attract the viewer who will have to pay close attention to be able to observe every little detail.
His works are included in lot of important collections, including the British Museum, London, UK; the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, USA; the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, USA; the Renaissance Capital, Moscow, Russia; the National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C, USA; and many others.