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Yaw Brobbey Kyei


Yaw Brobbey Kyei makes almost scientific studies of the different forms of the kiosk. His work is mostly characterized by silhouettes of structures, employed for commerce in the socio-economic space in Ghana. His drawings take on an almost scientific taxonomy, repeatedly capturing its singular forms of the kiosk, mimicking the repetitive appearance of kiosks within the urban landscape; drawing with felt on cardboard, sometimes still stained from their former use, to reflect the crude, makeshift nature of the kiosk, as well as the found nature of the materials that go into making them. He is an MFA student in Fine Arts at KNUST, he obtained a BFA in Painting in 2014 also from KNUST. His projects scrutinize the apparatuses capitalist and neo liberal economic policies create in the Ghanaian urban space. He has had one solo exhibition, For the love of God, Kumasi urban streets, 2015. His group exhibitions include African Electronics, CHALE WOTE street art festival, Accra, 2015; SILENCE BETWEEN THE Lines, Kumasi, 2015; KNUST END OF YEAR SHOW, Nubuke