Sami Bentil and Wiz Kudowor to exhibit works at the Science Museum
Wiz Kudowor (left) and Sami Bentil
An exhibition of paintings by Sami Bentil and Wiz Kudowor will open on Thursday, November 25 at the Museum of Science and Technology, Barnes Road in Accra.
Called: “PropaGhanaArt”, the exhibition will feature around sixty works by artists close to them since their meeting at the College of Art, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in the early 1970s.
According to the artists, the next show is the last step in a journey started at KNUST more than four decades ago aimed at bringing together like-minded creators to project, defend and increase our cultural values through the vehicle of the ‘art.
Both artists have a strong reputation for the distinctive nature of their works which have been exhibited and widely collected around the world. Their works often embody strong Ghanaian and African elements.
“Maintaining our pride in the core values that define us as a people is essential to holding our place in an integrated arrangement. A people without foundation in their own traditions is lost, ”Bentil and Kudowor say.
Besides Ghana, Kudowor has exhibited in countries such as Nigeria, South Africa, Russia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, UK, US, Canada, Italy, Netherlands and Germany in twenty individual exhibitions and countless group exhibitions.
He describes himself as a character constantly redefining his outlook on life in general and his personal experiences in particular, and his interaction with various elements of his environment.
He says his works on display in the PropaGhanaArt exhibition are attempts to capture the deep urges and urges from the corners of his being – the subconscious.
Bentil is widely collected in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, West Africa, the Caribbean, and South America.
He has been described as a master of the “pointillism” technique, where many stitches of different sizes and colors are mixed to produce charming and inspiring work.
The last time Bentil and Kudowor held a joint exhibition was in March 2020 at the Ghana Club in Accra. Fritz Baffour, communications consultant and former Member of Parliament who opened the exhibition, described them as “scouts whose creativity and artistic integrity are imbued in their paintings”.
The PropaGhanaArt exhibition will open daily at 10 a.m. It will end on December 14.