Artist, Sound producer, and Creative director in Accra, Ghana
Danso Awuah-Asante best known as Artsoul Kojo, is a Ghanaian contemporary artist whose art has gained recognition thanks to his endless cast of characters and personalities; these address a broad spectrum of universal and existential philosophies with childlike appeal. His childlike strokes and elementary shapes recall the simple yet complex imaginations of the human psyche, laying bare the limitless possibilities of how one can perceive the world.
Self-taught, Artsoul Kojo began painting and creating art extensively as a way of dealing with his introverted mind. His work fuses aspects of storytelling and abstract poetry with impressionist and pop-art visual references. With vastly diverse approaches he examines his imaginations applying elements of fine art, sound and poetry.
Artsoul currently lives and works in Accra.
“My art is an expression of my visions and imagination. I channel my ideas through whatever medium suits the outcome and clearly expresses the vision in mind. I am inspired by constant reflection on my life and my immediate encounters with society. As intriguing as it is searching for a purpose in life, I find myself coming up with a lot of alternate narratives that are primarily questioning in their intent. In order to investigate these concepts visually I developed a signature character called “the eye witness” – a sort of representative of story tellers that observe and recount these alternate realities.
While I use a variety of materials and processes in each project, my methodology is consistent. The subject matter of each body of work determines the materials and the forms of the work. Each project often consists of multiple works, usually in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings. During research and production, new areas of interest arise which mostly lead to the next body of work.”