Larry Achiampong's Glyth Series  DS: Cloudface brings to mind the golliwog and blackface. Is it your intention to evoke those allusions? Why impose that racist history on such personal images?  LA: The cloudface was partially inspired by the experience of seeing the Robertson’s Golly mascot on marmalade jars as a child during breakfast and other family meals. In my youth, I always associated the Golly with what an alien might be. When designing cloudface I did further research on the…

Larry Achiampong's Glyth Series “ DS: Cloudface brings to mind the golliwog and blackface. Is it your intention to evoke those allusions? Why impose that racist history on such personal images?

Glyth - Larry Achiampong

Glyth - Larry Achiampong

Cloud - Larry Achiampong

"I was depicting the experience of being treated like an alien based on the colour of my skin" Interview with British-Ghanaian artist Larry Achiampong

MORE MOGYA - Bokoor African Popular Music Archives Foundation (2012-2013)

MORE MOGYA - Bokoor African Popular Music Archives Foundation (2012-2013)

Finding Fanon

Finding Fanon

Larry Achiampong's Glyth Series  DS: Cloudface brings to mind the golliwog and blackface. Is it your intention to evoke those allusions? Why impose that racist history on such personal images?  LA: The cloudface was partially inspired by the experience of seeing the Robertson’s Golly mascot on marmalade jars as a child during breakfast and other family meals. In my youth, I always associated the Golly with what an alien might be. When designing cloudface I did further research on the…

Larry Achiampong's Glyth Series “ DS: Cloudface brings to mind the golliwog and blackface. Is it your intention to evoke those allusions? Why impose that racist history on such personal images?

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Larry Achiampong: Sankofa and Samples of me - FAD Magazine

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Larry Achiampong: Sankofa and Samples of me - FAD Magazine

Black Ph03nix VS Superman - Larry Achiampong

Black Ph03nix VS Superman - Larry Achiampong

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