Francis Anim Sakyi is a Ghanaian artist born on 15 April, 1989. He obtained his BFA degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST in 2014. He served as a teaching assistant in the department of painting and sculpture in the same University in 2015.
We can call it “reworking” because he works with varied disposable mediums that have trenched Arte Povera Culture - "poor art" or "impoverished art"- with a little influence from some ephemeral patterns that thread their way into varied social functions. Most notable for its use of simple, artisanal materials, it was the most significant and influential avant-garde movement to emerge in Europe in the 1960s. Anim’s uniqueness take does take the centre stage with the patterns and designs he constructs in his numerous works. His first major exhibition was his participation in his Alma Mata’s end of year exhibition in 2014. Its success led to an extension at the Nubuke Foundation in the same year. He reunited with selected artists to exhibit with members of his faculty in the Slave Exhibition organized by Fiatse kofi Elekem Vabene in 2015, and in The Gown Must Go to Town at the Museum of science and Technology in Accra, as well as in the last of the schools public space exhibition at the Kumasi LOC SHED in 2016 with the same collective.
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