Glover, Ablade
Born in 1934, Accra, Ghana. Lives and works in Ghana
Trained in Ghana, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Ablade Glover’s work reveals his vibrant passion for life, activity and colour. Using warm impastoed pigments to express the sun and heat of his country, Glover depicts animated landscapes that mirror the exuberant diversity of Africa: its bustling market stalls, brightly attired crowds, and the dynamic energy that is Ghana. Over the length of his career, Glover has accumulated many distinctions that underline his significance as an artist and educator, both in Ghana and across the international art scene. The universality of his work is reflected in the breadth and variety of his collectors, with pieces found in collections such as the Imperial Palace Collection, Tokyo, Japan; UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France; Tiroche DeLeon Collection, Jaffa, Israel; and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, USA. Glover has exhibited extensively in West Africa, Europe, the USA, and Japan. He also occupies a major position in Ghana’s contemporary art scene, as Founder and Director of the internationally acclaimed Artists Alliance Gallery in Accra, Ghana.
Ablade Glover, 'Market Innuendos', 2014, Oil on canvas 122 x 122 cm, Courtesy of October Gallery. Photograph by Jonathan Greet|Ablade Glover, 'The People IV', 2012, Oil on canvas, 122 x 152,5 cm, Photo Jonathan Greet, Courtesy October Gallery London