Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe: 2021 Artist in Residence

November 29, 2021 – October 2022 

01 Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe Studio view

Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, a Ghanan painter, is one of the Rubell Museum’s 2021 Artists-in-Residence. Quaicoe creates empowering lush portraits of his family and friends where color and texture functions as a unique language to represent the character of the subject. During his time at the Rubell Museum, Quaicoe explored the phenomenon of twin births through double portraiture, on view in this exhibition. Viewed as an auspicious occurrence, the birth of twins emphasizes the innate link between the corporal and spiritual realm in Ga culture. Other portraits made during the residency present a new perspective of the American cowboy trope. A massive triptych made during the residency present a new perspective of the American cowboy trope. 

 

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Oko and Akwete in Beret, 2021
oil on canvas
40 x 60 in. (101.6 x 152.4 cm)
acquired in 2021
Quaicoe OKK Oko and Akwete in Beret 300

 

Flamboyant Posture, 2021
oil on canvas
72 x 72 in. (182.9 x 182.9 cm)
acquired in 2021
Quaicoe OKK Flamboyant Posture 300

 

Oko, 2021
oil on canvas
40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
acquired in 2021
Quaicoe OKK Oko 300

 

Akwete, 2021
oil on canvas
40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
acquired in 2021
Quaicoe OKK Akwete 300

 

Moses Adomah, 2021
oil on canvas
144 x 108 in. (365.8 x 274.3 cm)
acquired in 2021
Quaicoe OKK Moses Adomah 300

 

David Theodore, 2021
oil on canvas
144 x 108 in. (365.8 x 274.3 cm)
acquired in 2021
Quaicoe OKK David Theodore 300

 

Rainyanni (Cowgirl), 2021
oil on canvas
144 x 108 in. (365.8 x 274.3 cm)
acquired in 2021
Quaicoe OKK Rainyanni Cowgirl 300