Wavy Motifs Pulsate Through Hypnotic Paintings of Fashionable Figures

Spiral Figurative Paintings by Foster Sakyiamah

Energy flows across the canvases of artist Foster Sakyiamah. He submerges figures into surreal spaces dominated by repeating wavy patterns in a limited color palette. Like lines in the sand, these mesmerizing designs guide the viewer's eye all across the canvas.

Based in Ghana, Sakyiamah is currently working as a Noldor artist-in-residence in Accra, a program that helps support emerging African artists. It's there that he's been able to further his creative practice. Through his work, Sakyiamah explores the effect of undulating motifs on minimalist compositions. He uses primary colors to accentuate the forms that inhabit these dreamlike environments.

Sakyiamah's art includes a range of different figures, from synchronized dancers in matching leotards to fashionable women wearing lacey gloves and headwear. Whether they are in motion or standing, the rippled texture imbues these stylized characters with an innate dynamism that radiates from the paintings.

You can make sure you keep up to date with Sakyiamah's latest work by following the artist on Instagram.

Ghanaian artist Foster Sakyiamah creates mesmerizing figurative paintings.

Spiral Figurative Paintings by Foster Sakyiamah

He rakes repeating spiral patterns through the compositions.

Spiral Figurative Paintings by Foster Sakyiamah

As a result, his compositions have a surreal appearance.

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My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Foster Sakyiamah.

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.
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