I first met Joseph in November. Some fellow students from the University of Ghana, Legon and I had traveled to Akropong to see (and participate in!) the Akuapem Festival in the hills outside of Accra. While wandering through the town, we happened upon a showing by a few of Ghana’s young, talented artists, including Joseph Adoblecki. Joseph’s works are beautiful; I got to see more of them when I visited his home and studio in Ashoman Estates.

Joseph, laughing, in his studio.

Joseph’s palette is full of grays and blues.

Joseph's paitings often show the streets of Accra, with its red dirt and jumbles of buildings.

Another painting by Joseph.

Joseph paints women in the city streets.


Houses from Cape Coast, a city nearby Accra.

Women are also common in Ghanaian art in general, and Joseph's art more specifically.

In Ghana, men and woman often carry their goods on their head, and the sillohette of a woman with a basket balanced on top of her brow is a common one.



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