Peter Owusu-Ansah is a Deaf visual artist. 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.
“Being Deaf means I am using my eyes as the primary way to receive information of life. The world is designed for hearing mostly and most people find joy hearing. I am not really included in that. I find my joy in seeing and the art world is one of the places I love to look. Not seeing Deaf and Disabled people being included in the art world inspires me to do something about it.”