COLOUR AND CHARACTER IN ARTIST SEL KOFIGA’S MULTIMEDIA SERIES

Image courtesy of Sel Kofiga
Twenty seventeen was a noteworthy year for Robert Selinam-Gbemu. Better known as multimedia artist Sel Kofiga, his forty nine units of painted facial expressions formed a body of work, Umbrage: Making Faces, which was one of the most outstanding to be exhibited at the Chale Wote Street Art Festival, two seasons ago.

Shortlisted for the Art X Lagos prize, he also starred in the Me Sika Aduro music video by Ghanaian rapper, Akan; made a cameo appearance in Lucky – Abstrakte Films’ acclaimed millennial-focused Ghana cult classic; as well as starting work on his latest project, The COLORACTER Series.

This conversation between writer Moshood and Sel Kofiga, was first published in partnership with Let’s Be Brief in March 2019.