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Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe: 2021 Artist in Residence

Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, a Ghanaian 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.