BIOGRAPHY | BIBLIOGRAPHY | EXHIBITIONS
Hector Ofori was trained as an artist at the College of Art (KNUST) Kumasi, Ghana. Ofori’s works defy a general convention that too much use of the colour black makes a painting prosaic. His style which he refers to as “Contourism” involves the use of black lines which pervade and integrate his works yet his works are sensitive in colour, fresh and alive with feeling. Ofori is basically a figurative artist. His study of the human figures are more idealised than realistic. His themes draw much inspiration from the female figure not only to celebrate the beauty in their forms but the slightest twist of the female figure according to him creates a great deal of movement which lends rhythm to his works. However, he paints any subject matter that supports his visual sense of beauty based on his philosophy that “painting as an index to sophistication must be enjoyed aesthetically”.