Patrick Tagoe-Turkson

Patrick Tagoe-Turkson

BIO

Patrick Tagoe-Turkson is a mixed media artist who graduated from KNUST department of painting and sculpture in 2003. He immediately started working there as a teaching assistant in the said department. In 2005, he held the Kumasi art audience captive with his Faces and Phases at Alliance Francais in Kumasi. Tagoe-Turkson quickly made a name for himself exhibiting internationally, in places such as the contemporary art museum in Casoria in Naples, Italy. He gives new meaning and  identity to the items that he usually collects for his works,  by working with them directly on the beaches in Ghana were he collects them or by combining them with other media at the studio. His art is not so much for the sake of its aesthetic appeals but more importantly the stories behind them.

 Since his graduation, his destinations have included Geumgang International Nature Art Pre-Biennale Exhibition in Gongju, South Korea, soon after an exhibition at the SaNsA International Art Workshop Exhibition in Kokrobite Institute in Kokrobite, Greater Accra region Ghana. The artist's commutes between the international and local art world as ensued with a scholarship awarded by the international Austrian- American  Foundation Inc. Grants, with which he studied at Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Austria. This saw him combine international and local experience very well; thus holding a teaching position at the Takoradi Polytechnic department of art while exhibiting at various prominent art destinations. On the 29th of August 2015, his exhibition opened at the Nubuke Foundation entitled 'Intrinsic' with a big expectation. The exhibition lived up to expectation when most part of the work sold whiles on display. 

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