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Komla Letsu Philip (b. 1987, Ho) is a Ghanaian artist currently living and working in Ho, Ghana. Komla's practice is driven by the significant need to document urban lifestyles and culture. Focusing on the power of memories and imagination about representation and identity formation, Philip creates paintings that confront issues surrounding representation to document that which is neglected. He uses bold colors for his subjects, the attire they wear, and the places they inhabit in a very surreal way that cleverly feeds our visual hunger. Bold beautiful and brilliant
works are successfully composed through Komla's practice in a manner too proficient to ignore using his imaginary language developed over the past 10 years of his artistic journey.
In his words, Komla expresses "My greatest inspiration is the innermost satisfaction derived after a quiet time when I take some time off to explore positive energies found within to make paintings that feed the visual need and breed the admiration from people. I translate illusions into reality by using the vocabulary of painting. I use acrylic paints in all my work because it suits my painting themes; I like innovation in
my works because it gives me different opinions every time and my sense of color also adds some genuineness to the paintings. I try to portray what is in me more familiarly.
The artist studied at the Ghanatta College of Arts and Design in Ghana, which Philip credits for giving him in-depth knowledge of techniques that allowed his artistic practice to evolve. But he is quick to add that the real credit goes to his parents. “My parents have inspired my aspiration of becoming a unique artist. Since childhood, I have been painting images that enabled me to portray how I s
Philip’s artistic practice is something he’s worked on cultivating for years. He speaks of his process, “I translate illusions into reality by using the vocabulary of painting. I use acrylic paints in all my work because it suits my painting themes; I like innovation in my works because it gives me different opinions every time, and my sense of color also adds some genuineness to the paintings. I
By presenting his subjects in colorful attire and bright, lively settings, the artist transports them to more positive, energetic, happy times and places. Philip says he finds this sense of energy himself after quiet reflection. “My greatest inspiration is the innermost satisfaction derived after a quiet when I’ve taken some time off to explore positive energy found within myself to make paintings
Just received his Master's in Art (Fine and Applied) in 2023 from Tai Solarin University of Education, Ogun State, Nigeria