The Ghanaian artist recently showed "Memoirs Through Pokua's Window" at the New York edition of 1-54.
This year's New York edition of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair drew a variety of talented artists who shared common themes of love, family, identity, and oppression in their works. Out of the 21 galleries that presented at the fair, Accra-based Gallery 1957 showcased a beautiful ensemble by rising star, Gideon Appah.
He started drawing from a young age of 8-years-old. He says his first love was drawing portraits of characters with a certain type of emotional intensity. He then went on to obtain a BFA in painting at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. Appah was discovered by Gallery 1957's founder, Marwan Zakman while exhibiting at Nubuke Foundation last December while showcasing, Pokua's Place a—series that inspired his current work at the gallery.