The subjects of rising talent Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe’s portraits are proud. Holding fierce gazes, the artist’s figures are rendered with a deep black complexion, which he sometimes embellishes with curving maze-like patterns. He depicts their richly textured skin in sharp contrast with their clothing and accessories, frequently shown in vivid primary colors. Inspired by family and friends, they convey strength and resilience.
Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe’s Figurative Paintings Center Resilience and Strength
The up-and-coming artist opens his first museum show at the Rubell Museum on November 29.