Isshaq Ismail
Isshaq Ismail (b.1989 in Accra, Ghana) studied at Ghanatta College of Arts and Design. Ismail explores and examines the grotesque in his figures and textural paintings. Ismail's works are a conversation on place and identity. Providing an intimate look at social, cultural and political realities of living in this dynamic 21st century and poetically expressing how those realities ultimately impact one’s identity, and all about emotions and moods of the society. ‘The fictional (grotesque) characters I create become metaphors of people's sentiments and also serves as protagonist to represent the masses and advocate for the voiceless. Not trash, but people. Not remnants, but lives. Look closer and they will tell you their stories.’

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