"It was…without value and beauty, and dirt was all over its face and innermost parts…and the Sculptor declared, let there be beauty, and there was beauty... And it so happened that it became increasingly beautiful. And with this beauty came immense value."
Dela Anyah (b 1986, Ghana) is a contemporary multi-disciplinary artist and author who lives and works in Accra, Ghana. His work is about (creating) beauty from chaos: this he interprets as transitions in our human experience from moments of darkness to light; from a period of ignorance to one of enlightenment; from a state of no value to one of extreme significance.
Using found objects such as discarded tyres and tyre tubes as symbols of our varied broken states as humans (unwanted, unloved, feeling worthless etc), he weaves sculptures that portray our spiritual, physical and emotional transitions from moments of chaos to beauty.
|2019||Beauty from Chaos: Abuse Series, Canadian High Commission, Accra|
|2019||Beauty from Chaos: Abuse Series + MMIWG, Canadian High Commissioner’s Residence, Accra|
|2019||Beauty from Chaos: New Slaves, Hope City Church, Accra|
|2019||Beauty from Chaos: Minutes Before A Heartbreak, Antique Lemonade Art Space, Accra|
|2018||Beauty from Chaos: Abuse Series, Antique Lemonade Art Space, Accra|
|2018||Art Exhibition on the Elimination of violence Against Women and Girls, Alliance Français, Accra|
|2018||Exhibition of Ghanaian Artists Works, iArt Gallery, Tbilisi|
|2017||Art Retrospective, Alliance Français, Accra|
Canadian High Commission, Accra, Ghana
City Hearts Africa, Accra 2019