“As an artist, painting is one of the most fulfilling desires and to create into existence the beauty of spirit and soul on a canvas, is the satisfaction of my life’s assignment in the scope of my existing space and time.”
Born in 1985 in Accra, Joseph Adibleku is a contemporary visual artist. He received his degree in graphic design from the Ankle College of Art and Design in the early 2000s while learning textile design and painting. Having found artistic passion at a very young age, Joseph has been practising art for twenty years. His regular visits to the Johannesburg art gallery and the major art museum in South Africa inspired him towards the skill with an awareness of art history. He has participated in a number of exhibitions and workshops in Accra, Ghana and in Europe. He is referred to as “Joblek” by his peers and teachers due to his brilliance as an artist and a creative individual.
Joseph paints mundane activities and simple occurrences that take place around him. He paints in multiple mediums including pastels, ink, watercolour acrylic and oil. Bold black strokes are a distinctive feature of Joseph’s paintings. The artist’s works speak of the African culture with a reflection of everyday activities. Hence, they denote the concept of everyday aesthetics that decode the beauty in routine objects. Moreover, his portraits are stark, and real and provide us with an in-depth vision of his subjects. The strict distinction of colours, anatomical parts and especially gazing eyes are characteristic norms of his representations.
Joseph Adibleku currently lives and works in Ghana.
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