Serge Attukwei Clottey
1985 · Ghana
Mixed media Ghanian artist Serge Attukwei Clottey’s resonates with a reflection on his own experience and its relations to the larger world.
Defining his own style as ”Afrogallonism,” much of Clottey’s work revolves around his use of yellow gallon containers that he transforms through their manipulation in to fascinating patchwork-like surfaces. Using these containers along with other found materials results in dynamic and vibrant creations that still bear the marks of the cutting, drilling, and melting that allowed to be formed. By leaving these marks present, Clottey reminds the viewer not only of his presence but also of the powerful narratives of politics and trade that have dominated his country of Ghana over history. As a result, Clottey’s works convey his own exploration of a charged past through the powerful visual language of contemporary abstraction.
Born in Accra, Ghana, in 1985, Clottey is still based today in the same city. He has enjoyed the exhibition of his work around the world. Recent solo showcases of his art include exhibitions at Brighton University, United Kingdom (2018); the Depart Foundation in Malibu, California (2018); as well as “Fabrica” in Brighton, United Kingdom (2019).