GALLERY

KEN YAHW McCALLA

After completing a Fine Art Degree at "Central School of Art & Design" in 1984, I spent several years with OBAALA (Organisation of Black Arts Advancement and Learning Activities - an arts organisation which launched the pioneering Black Art Gallery in London) gaining a more meaningful and relevant arts education.

I was influenced by some of the leading and innovative Black artists who were involved in exhibiting ground breaking shows at the Black Art Gallery in the 1980s. My focus was creating art that directly related to community.








Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey

Acrylic painting, 500 mm x 700 mm, 1987.





Nia

Nia

Acrylic paint & spray,
920 mm x 1220 mm, 1988.




Nia

Umoja

Acrylic paint & spray,
920 mm x 1220 mm, 1988.




Apparently Nothing

Apparently nothing

Mahogony relief carving, 450 mm x 300 mm x 40 mm, 1991.





Although I studied at Art school I attributes my practical craft skills to my Father and my investigative approach to my Mother.

Inspired by a trip to Ghana 89 - 90, I turned my hands to carving, exploring through carvings and sculptures, ideas based on energies uniting. Hopefully people can relate to the ideas and sentiments in the art and incorporate them into their living spaces and daily lives.






humanshield

Human Shield

Mahogony relief carving with pine inlay, 700 mm x 250 mm x 40 mm, 1997.





Elements

Elements

Mahogony relief carving 750 mm x 270 mm x 50 mm, 1998.






Creation of I

Creation of "I"

Mahogony relief carving, 430 mm diameter x 40 mm, 1998.







Following

Following your footprints

Mixed medium, 765 mm x 1475 mm x 180 mm, 1998.







There is a ongoing struggle to identify the self within. While confronting day to day living we need to redefine the labels impossed upon us.
Through our Art we can help shape our ideology & environment.









Roar

Roar

Relief painted sculpture, plaster, recycled tiles & wood. 900 mm x 300 mm x 60 mm, 2007.





Brotha Moon

Brotha Moon

Stone carving, 450 mm x 225 mm x 225 mm, 2007.

Sista Moon

Sista Moon

Stone carving, 450 mm x 225 mm x 225 mm, 2007.






Once held moon

Once I Held A Moon

Stone carving, 450 mm x 225 mm x 120 mm, 2007.







Rebirth

Rebirth

Stone carving, 300 mm x 200 mm x 200 mm, 2009.







Adinkra Sun

Adinkra Sun

Acrylic painting, 360 mm x 550 mm, 2010.







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