Kwadwo Ani was born in 1966 and comes from Mamfe Akuapim, Ghana.
He graduated from Ghanatta College of Art with a Diploma in Painting, as well as Ankle College of Art where he received a Diploma in Practical Painting.
His painting style borrows from the toys of his childhood. He paints his figures with open mouths and big open eyes like kids observing the world around them: with wonder.
Ani illustrates situations of urban and street life or social interaction. He addresses everyday issues of life in an African society like injustice and greed, violence and strife, but also friendship and charity, social inequalities and political corruption.
His unique painting style is reminiscent of naive art, he puts problems of contemporary society into a challenging contrast with the childlike protagonists of his artworks.
Janet Rady Fine Art is pleased to present 'LOCKING IT DOWN: Contemporary Art from Ghana (2000-2019)' featuring the work of four Ghanaian artists, Kwadwo Ani, Maxwell Boadi, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, and Patrick Tagoe-Turkson, revealing a tangible thread which traces the trajectory of Ghanaian contemporary art practice. Online only from 1st to 29th April.Explore Exhibition