Saturday, 10 November 2012

Art & Fashion: Jacklyn Laryea

“Art to me has always been like a conversation. It is a forum in which I feel entirely free to express the way I feel about surroundings, my life, and the myriad of experiences that continue to make me who I am. Beauty, erosion and contradiction in humanity are concepts that fascinate me and the goal in my own work is always to explore the layers and fragments individuals must confront in order to determine their own identity.” Jacklyn Laryea


“It’s hard to put into words what motivates my work. I picked up a pencil and began drawing before I learned how to talk. Born and raised in Ghana, West Africa, I immigrated to the United States at the age of 10 and found I suddenly had to reconcile my own identity as an Africa and a woman in a world saturated with its own ideas of individual expression.” Jacklyn Laryea

Paulina Opoku-Gyimah says: Beautiful Teen Vogue fashionista, Jacklyn Laryea’s work is driving me crazy, -inspiring me to get my easel out and get creative (I’m tired oOOOo)!!! I soooo want to work with her right -now, her work is beautiful…

If only she was at Ghana Fashion and Design Week (GFDW), -can you image her interpretation of the various fashion collections, it would be tremendous…

A fab illustrator, painter and all round finger-on-the-pulse artist, Jacklyn Laryea’s germane work deserves its own permanent gallery space!!! Ghana Rising is a big fan.

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