Welcome to The Motherland Studio
Located in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, The Motherland Studio specializes in promoting contemporary African art and artists, and sharing the richness and depth of African life. Currently we are featuring the acrylic paintings of Gabriel Eklou from Ghana, West Africa.
A full-time, self-taught painter, Gabriel Eklou is one of the most prolific artists working in Ghana, West Africa, today. Over the years he has carved a niche for himself with evocative art that merges empowering ancestral images and symbols with contemporary African life. A member of the international art scene, Eklou, with his humanist art, challenges the stereotypical African images of poverty, AIDS and civil war.
The Motherland Studio is very proud to showcase the unique and original art of Gabriel Eklou. His works are also available in Giclee reproductions. Please contact us for more information about sizing and pricing.
As international awareness and appreciation of contemporary African art has grown, demand for paintings by Eklou has increased. He has exhibited in Ghana, Germany, Denmark, England, Japan and now, Canada.
Visit this page to learn more about Gabriel's style. Large, yet intimate in character, using predominately calm earth tones, his paintings show figures and animals engaged in daily life. All of them speak a delightful universal body language. Reflecting primary African values of family, community and intense social life, they bring a nurturing spirit to the interior design of any home.
Formerly known as the Gold Coast, Ghana is located on the mid-west coast of Africa, near the equator. Art, music and color are food for the soul in Ghana, as indispensable as the air its people breathe.
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