In this latest episode of Jason Nicco-Annan’s SIGNATURES series, Jay meets up with London-based Ghanaian super talented illustrator Kiaski Donkor whose diverse and multi-layered portfolio includes a self-created animated character Anansi - inspired by Ghanaian, specifically Ashanti and Akan, folklore anti-hero creature who is also known in other parts of West Africa and the diaspora as well.
Donkor further discusses the impact of his heritage, and the mixture of his Ghanaian and African identity, on his work, and what the positioning of being an African artist in the 21st century means to him.
Insanely awesome style, incredible colors, and about as much intense motion as you can get in an image without animating it. Go check out more of their work — it was a huge challenge to choose only 9 images from their stunning collection. (Not shown here, but all over their galleries: possibly the most adorable Pokemon and creature art I have ever seen.)