Ghanaian movie posters

Invented stories

In Ghana hand-painted movie posters are no longer created only  for local cinemas, but rather for the international art market. Usually these movie posters are not freely invented but copied from already existing templates. The painters only modify them slightly, so that their creations can still be sold to galleries as unique art works.

For several years, Regula Tschumi has been collaborating with many movie painters. She has always encouraged them to invent freely new pictorial themes, to experiment with different paints and drawing techniques instead of copying from templates. In this collaboration some artists have developed very unusual movie posters, on paper or on large canvas, because they tell their freely invented and very personal film stories.

Some movie posters from 2011 to 2017:
Mixed technique on paper (42 x 59 cm) or oil on canvas