Kwadwo A Asiedu

Kwadwo A. Asiedu (b. 1987) is a Ghanaian self-taught artist and photographer who was born in Mexico and is based in Ibadan, Nigeria. He holds a master’s degree in environmental management from the University of Hertfordshire, England. His practice revolves around the translation of nature through abstraction. Asiedu was largely influenced by where he grew up, a place closely interwoven within nature's charm. Growing up in an agricultural institute in Ibadan, Nigeria, an institute that holds the largest protected rainforest, within the largest city in West Africa - rich in biodiversity and intrigue. Through his paintings, he aims to recall/reopen discourse about the living environment's sustainability, whilst reassessing our position within it. He approaches art as a form of dialog, with an emphasis on what it means to feel a sense of stillness and equilibrium with the world. By highlighting the macro elements of flora and fauna through alterations in scale, Asiedu reaffirms a narrative where we, as a species, need to recultivate a more symbiotic relationship with the living environment. Through his abstracted landscapes, he reiterates a systemic waning of empathy with nature; highlighting the precipice of the earth’s unsustainability. His work aims to prioritise the need for earnest methodologies to reconnect with nature as opposed to the exploitation of our relationship with the earth.
 
Selected solo exhibitions include Iridescence: Of Shadows and Light (2019), The Fabric of Africanism (2021), Raised Frequency (2022). 
 
Group exhibitions include (Upcoming), Tomorrow is Tomorrow is Tomorrow, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2023); We See We Hope We Dream (2022).