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From Land to Sea and Back

Patrick Tagoe - Turkson

April 5 - September 28, 2024

Patrick Tagoe-Turkson is a multidisciplinary artist with his studio based in Takoradi on the West coast of Ghana. Patrick Tagoe-Turkson uses waste material found on the beach and creates tapestries to invite the viewer to reflect on the overconsumption that ends up in our natural ecosystems. His work serves as a reminder that nature has no borders and that we only have one planet. Tagoe-Turkson’s practice is focused on creating something beautiful out of waste, consequently healing our planet from overconsumption that ends up on his shores. Symbolizing human footprints on land and sea, Tagoe-Turkson weaves flip-flop remains to create magnificent tapestries. He weaves an ordinary object with no aesthetic value, the flip-flop, into arresting installations. He received a Master of Fine Art Degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology in Kumasi, Ghana. Patrick’s work can be found in private and public collection of the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada and the Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Italy midst other private and public collections. Apart from his practice, Patrick is also teaches painting at Takoradi Technical University in Ghana/director of Aesthete Ghana which organizes nature art workshops and exhibitions / curator for annual art Paint Sculp Art Jury and exhibition at TTU.

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