Serge Attukwei Clottey (@afrogallonism
) is known for works that examine the power of everyday objects. Creating installations, performances, photographs, and sculptures, Clottey explores personal and political narratives rooted in histories of trade and migration. Based in Accra, Ghana, and working internationally, Clottey refers to his work as “Afrogallonism,” a concept that confronts the question of material culture through the utilization of yellow gallon containers. He cuts, drills, stitches, and melts found materials to create bold assemblages that act as a means of inquiry into the languages of form and abstraction.
Each week, the Tucson Museum of Art curators will highlight a special work of art that has recently been donated or acquired for the permanent collection.
Serge Attukwei Clottey, “Ahead of Time,” 2015, plastic, wire, and oil paints, 89 x 59 in. Tucson Museum of Art. Artwork from Serge Attukwei Clottey and GNYP GmbH. Image courtesy of GNYP GmbH.
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