Rikki Wemega-Kwawu

"On a deeper level, my work goes far beyond the materiality and corporality of the two dimensional form to a transcendent reality behind the physical surface.


Drawing upon a vein of ancient African religious iconography, I aim in my work at a symbolic expression of a spiritual process and spiritual knowledge to recapture the lost power of traditional African art.  Significantly, the role of color in my work is to suffuse the room where the painting is hanging with its illumination, and to elicit visual intimacy and emotional immediacy, thereby providing a kind of visual shamanic experience for the viewer."