Atta Kwami

1956 · Ghana

Artist biography

Atta Kwami is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Ghana, like other prominent artists such as Almighty God Kwame Akoto, Serge Attukwei Clottey, Original Ghana, George Afedzi Hughes, and Patrick Tagoe-Turkson. Atta Kwami was born in 1956.

Atta Kwami's Gallery representation

Atta Kwami's work is available for viewing at Nicolas Krupp in Basel, Switzerland.

Further Biographical Context for Atta Kwami

Born in 1956, Atta Kwami was primarily inspired by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all representative of a strong desire to evolve and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre regained its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The multicultural and refined position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple international renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again reinforced its reputation as the artistic hub of the generation. The Arte Povera movement, which appeared in Italy, received international distinction in the 1970s, and leading figures such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto were praised.

Atta Kwami

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