Robert Commey, born in Accra, Ghana, in 1993, is an artist with a deep-rooted passion for creativity that has been with him from a very young age. He recalls his early days of drawing on the school board at the tender age of 8, a clear sign of his innate artistic talent.
After completing high school, Commey's fascination with various art forms and techniques led him to pursue formal art education. He enrolled in an art school and graduated in painting from the Faculty of Art and Design at Ghanatta. This educational journey marked the beginning of his professional career as an artist, and he has been dedicated to his craft since 2014.
Commey's artistic style is a unique fusion of Expressionism and textile design, heavily influenced by African textile prints and the personal and social lifestyle of his community. Through his art, he not only conveys emotions but also addresses important social issues.
His artistic journey includes both group and solo exhibitions. His first group exhibition, "Soulful Art," took place at Veevinos and Soul Restaurant in Osu, Accra, Ghana, in 2015. Subsequently, he held his first solo exhibition, "The Other Side," in 2018 at the Native bar Restaurant in Accra. These exhibitions have provided platforms for him to share his creative vision and engage with audiences.
For Commey, art is a means of self-expression, particularly given his introverted nature. Through his art, he finds a voice to communicate, explore, and contribute to the rich cultural heritage of African textiles and symbols in contemporary art. His dream is to play a significant role in preserving and promoting these cultural elements for generations to come.