Zoe Gyamfi is a female British-Ghanaian fine artist and illustrator based in London. Her fine and illustrative artworks both possess a loose, gestural quality that reflects her love for mark-making. She is particularly interested in the ways that she can use colour, as well as the power of storytelling to dynamically represent themes of escapism and day-to-day life.
“Inspired by Waterhouse’s “Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses.” What particularly resonated with me was how her body language exudes power and dominates the canvas.
For my piece, what I wanted to show was my lived experience: in particular the feelings of disorientation navigating an over saturated landscape. As well as how isolation prevails in a world that has been tagged as interconnected. The subject draws parallels with Waterhouse’s Circe; navigating with a contrived sense of purpose – in the hope that the cracks in her landscape will not be reflected upon herself.”