Patrick Tagoe-Turkson (GH)
My work focuses on the essence of nature beyond its physical and sensory appeal. Its distinctive aesthetic embraces a disposition of excitement that tries to build a kind of coordination between accumulate personal experiences and the natural phenomenon. Actualizing an experience with nature is like gaining another life.
Born: 1978, Ghana.
Education: 2004-2006 - KNUST, College of Art, Kumasi, Ghana, Master of Fine Arts: Painting.
2008- Present: Senior Lecturer, Head of Industrial Painting and Design Department, Faculty of Applied Arts and Technology, Takoradi Technical University, Takoradi, Ghana.
Solo Exhibitions (selected). 2019- Repurpose: Kuaba Gallery, Indianapolis, USA (upcoming). 2018-Empty Battle: Nature Art Performance, Essipong Beach, Takoradi, Western Region, Ghana. 2017-Atiitee: Homage to the Aquatic Habitat, Nature Art Performance, Kumasi and Cape coast, Ghana. 2016-Memory Repairs: (Migration Memory), ort_m, Frappant Gallery. Hamburg, Germany. 2015-Intrinsic: Nubuke Foundation Gallery, East Lagon, Accra, Ghana
Group Exhibitions (selected): 2019-GNAP- Mexico: International Nature Art Exhibition, Riviera Maya, Mexico. Special Exhibition: Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Nakago Green Park, kawanishi, Japan. 2018-Collaborative Future, GAP (Global Art Project) VII, Espace Sabobade- Hotel Sabobade, Dakar, Senegal.-Art X- Lagos: 2nd International West African Art Fair, Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. 2017-GNAP- France: International Nature Art Exhibition, Les Perrières Theater, Doué-en-Anjou, France. 2016-Stories of Rain: Global Nomadic Art Project (GNAP) Exhibition, AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa