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ARTIST STATEMENT


"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."


BIOGRAPHY


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.
DELA ANYAH



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2019Beauty from Chaos: Abuse Series, Canadian High Commission, Accra
2019Beauty from Chaos: Abuse Series + MMIWG, Canadian High Commissioner’s Residence, Accra
2019Beauty from Chaos: New Slaves, Hope City Church, Accra
2019Beauty from Chaos: Minutes Before A Heartbreak, Antique Lemonade Art Space, Accra
2018Beauty from Chaos: Abuse Series, Antique Lemonade Art Space, Accra


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2018Art Exhibition on the Elimination of violence Against Women and Girls, Alliance Français, Accra
2018Exhibition of Ghanaian Artists Works, iArt Gallery, Tbilisi
2017Art Retrospective, Alliance Français, Accra


COLLECTIONS


Canadian High Commission, Accra, Ghana


WORKSHOPS


City Hearts Africa, Accra 2019



Ⓒ 2022, DELA ANYAH