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KEN YAHW McCALLA

After completing a Fine Art Degree at "Central School of Art & Design" in 1984, I spent several years with "OBAALA," where I gained a meaningful and relevant arts education.

OBAALA - (Organisation of Black Arts Advancement and Learning Activities - the arts organisation which launched the pioneering Black Art Gallery in London)

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









untitled

Untitled

Acrylic painting, 1830 mm x 1220 mm, 1983.




Nia

Marcus Garvey

Acrylics, centre image of a triptych,
500 mm x 700mm, 1987.




Nia

Umoja

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


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.






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.

Creativity in the arts I feel gives me a vehicle that helps me process, overstand & navigate my journey through life. Our Art can directly shape our ideologies & environments.





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.




Garden carving

Garden carving

Stone carving, 450 mm x 225 mm x 225 mm, 2008.

Garden carving 2

Garden Carving 2

Stone carving, 450 mm x 225 mm x 225 mm, 2008.









'Fragility' 2019 nude studies.

Original acrylic paintings on canvas 300mm x 400mm. 325 each.
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Holding


Hold


Calm


Crown




New for 2020.

Original acrylic paintings on mount-board & canvas
260mm x 260mm square & approx 260mm x 380mm portrait.
'Young meets old' series. 375 each.
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Child 1


Child 2


Elder 1


Elder 2


Child 3


Child 4


Elder 3


Elder 4






My 2019 Annual Artist Open House Exhibition with poetry by Eli Anderson.
A glimpse into the exhibition & energy of the evening.






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