The intimate affair not only officially opened L’Arte Café to the public, but also exhibited works by Mr Larry Otoo, one of Ghana’s most renowned painters.
Mr Larry Otoo, a contemporary traditionalist, as he describes himself, paints to record and preserve Ghana’s traditions visually. This manifests to an astounding effect in his work, whose subject matter is inspired by everyday activities of ordinary Ghanaians. His paintings are vibrant, colourful, visual celebrations of the average Ghanaian in action. A beautiful piece painted by his son and adorably signed J. Otoo, was a highlight of the showcase.
Even more impressive was how seamlessly they blended in with Ms. Constance Swaniker’s functional and pure art sculptural pieces that are a permanent fixture of the gallery. Indeed, one could be tempted to leave with a Swaniker piece in addition to any of Mr Otoo’s amazing canvases.
Larry’s exhibition is still on at L’Arte Café, so do make sure to drop in and enjoy all the art. For directions, visit L’arte Café on Facebook.
Larry Otoo studied in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana where he earned a Masters in African Art and Comparative Literature. For more on Larry Otoo visit his website.