In Optical Dialectic, Peter Owusu-Ansah takes us on a deep dive into his world of colour. Dancer Irvin Washington and artist Luis Jacob weigh in on the impact that colour has on our emotions and what it can represent.
Peter Owusu-Ansah is a Deaf visual artist working in digital media. He believes we can communicate through our eyesight without words. In 2009, when he zoomed into one of his works of Pop Art, he became deeply curious about all the colours imaginable. Inspired by the pixelated colours and their connection to the nature of life, Peter uses Photoshop to create compositions that vibrate with energy.
His works have been shown around Canada. Some of his works are privately collected in Toronto and New York. In 2021, his work was acquired by the TD Bank for its corporate collection. He also won the Murray and Marvelle Koffler Founder’s Award at the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair. His work was recently featured on the National Arts Centre’s Kipnes Lantern during the 2021 holiday season and throughout 2022. Titled My Journey Through Colours, his creations explore themes of connection and belonging.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts
Dian Marie Bridge, Creative Director
Mia Ines Rivera, Director/Editor
Sarah Ruest, Supervising Producer
Danny Simpson, Line Producer
Naomi Cabral, Production Coordinator
Jack Peros, Director of Photography
Devante Mowatt, B-Camera Operator
Alice Do, 1st Camera Assistant
Deion Squires, BTS Photographer
Matt Tel, TSLIS Interpreter
Tiana Tagabing, Gaffer
Sydney Sumanti, Sound Operator
Ethan Ines Rivera, Assistant Editor
Ajay “Po” Porunnedath, Sound Design
Chanelle Maon, Titles
Golden Hour is an artist-curated program dedicated to the magic that occurs between people, ideas, and forms of expression. Presented digitally throughout the year, for both local audiences and those around the globe, Golden Hour weaves together the art, dance, music, and stories that reveal the creative heart of Canada.