• Bold, Striking Portraits by Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe Render Expressive Subjects in Shades of Gray

    11 days ago - By Colossal

    “Red Bandana on Green Suit” (2020), oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches. All images © Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe courtesy of Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, shared with permission
    Set against bold, impasto backdrops, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe 's portraits emphasize the subjects' spirits, their emotional states and idiosyncracies conveyed through facial expression, gesture, and garments-striped suits, wide-brimmed hats, and bright red bandanas tied around their necks. He renders figures in shades of gray, painting distinctive artworks that embrace the multitudes of Black life through striking and...
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