Wiz Kudowor in Conversation with Adelaide Damoah: Art Discussion
Wiz Kudowor was born in Accra, Ghana in 1957. He is one of Ghana’s most favourite artists and has won many prizes including the Osaka Triennale Bronze Prize and the Ghana Airways Silver Jubilee Art Contest.
Wiz is a member of Artists Alliance Gallery; his work is presented in a number of international collections including the Ministry of Culture, Peoples Republic of China, African-American National Museum, Texas, USA and Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Accra Ghana. Wiz Kudowor was commissioned to design and execute several public works in Ghana, including the relief mural at Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, a distinguished monument to some of the most important leaders of this nation.
His work reflects the modern African environment and the identity. The African symbols are the points of reference across which the artist visualizes a whole world of images. He also explores elements of his cultural background using visual language inspired by African symbolic imagery and mythology dating back to ancient Egypt.