Opio Yaw Asante

Opio Yaw Asante


Opio was born in Portland, Jamaica. He studied at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Jamaica, and the University of the Arts, London. Opio has participated in many exhibitions and was commissioned by The Organisation for Black-Arts Advancement and Learning Activities, London, to do a large bust of the Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Opio was an illustrator for children’s programmes with satellite television, in the UK, and was commissioned to create a large anatomical model of the knee joint for the BBC television programme, Body Matters. A great interest of Opio’s is the regeneration of the local community. He has worked with neighbourhood groups and schools to creatively improve and brighten their environment. Opio desires that his work will enhance the lives of those that experience it.

Waterfalls, Rivers and Seas

Old Colonial Houses

Figure Works

Animals, Still-lifes and plant-lifes