Yannick Ackah is an Ivorian Artists, Born 1992 in Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire, living and working in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Under the title "La Poesie D 'Existence", Gallery Melbye-Konan exhibits the artworks of the internationally recognized contemporary artist Yannick Ackah, from September 29 to November 20, 2022 on 400 m².

 

At first glance, the oeuvre of this artist suggests his deep rootedness in the visual cultures of Africa. The engaging images seem to want to carry you away, in search of individual truth, but also the collective truth of a culture. Various materials such as paper, newspaper and magazine articles or even fabric, which he assembles in his paintings as in a collage, create the typical surface structure of the works by the artist. They contribute to the three-dimensionality and depth of his works and add layerof everyday life and pop culture, which the artist playfully combines with traditional motifs. If you allow yourself to embark on this journey, you will often recognize a play of opposites: The dialectic of life and death, mental abysses and dreamy playfulness, day and night, in short "the poetry of an existence", as the artist himself states.

 

In 2020 Yannick Ackah completed his studies at  I.N.S.A.A.C (Institut National Supérieur des Arts et de l'Action Culturelle) in Abidjan (Ivory Coast). Since then, he exhibite internationally and his works are part of prestigious private collections in France, Germany, Suisse, Spain and the United States.

 

An exhibition by Stella Melbye-Konan, Curatorial assistance by Rena Taeger and Caecilia Reemtsma.