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If you’re reading this right now, I’ve got nothing but love for you.

A whole lotta love.

I felt completely abandoned, left to stare into nothingness, before you arrived to save me from my plight. 

So thank you very much for rescuing me with your company.

My name is Nana Opoku or simply Nana O. I’m the infinite, shape-shifting, light being from whom Afroscope emerged. 

I’m a spontaneous creator who loves to experiment with wide-ranging media, from pixels to plastics, pencils to Python. My wild and imaginative art-ventures on earth led to the Kuenyehia Prize for Contemporary Ghanaian Art, which I won in 2017.

I’ve also helped cofound two organizations House of Stole and Cocoa360, which are both committed to reimaginig the Afrika narrative in very unique ways.

I enjoy creating work that merges elements from my interactive design background with aspects of Afrikan history, popular culture, and magic realism. My work usually employs an abstract twist, which seeks to engender a sense of wonder in the viewer’s mind, challenge conventional perspectives and also demonstrate the power of imagination.

Though my work explores socially relevant themes on occassion, it’s also evocative of art as play, art as meditation, art as being. Basically I also make room for some afrobubblegum every so often.

Mark