Kofi Agorsor was born in the Volta region of Ghana. He completed Ankle College of Art in Accra in 1989. This was after a two-year stint studying architecture. Agorsor works predominantly in painting and sculpture but he also has a vibrant musical practice.
In his paintings, Agorsor uses pulsating colors that become an interpretation of the
essence of lived experiences of modern Ghanaian. His subject matter borders on the generic but rendered often in a buoyant, semi-abstract and witty manner. His canvases may be sparsely populated; often with a solitary figure in a sensuous pose, two lovers enjoying the presence of each other or they may be very populated, inhabited by crowds of market women or glitterati at events.
Some of the canvases may be encumbered with splashes, drips and flows of paint that intertwine to become forests or mazes of enchantment. His sculptures are an embodiment of spontaneous orderliness.
Agorsor also leads an Afro-fusion jazz group that performs his compositions at many
events both locally and internationally.
Agorsor remains a humble contributor to local children’s homes in Ghana.