NUNA ADISENU-DOE

 

Artist Statement

Nuna’s practice deals with the appropriation of cultural iconography saturated with historical references to sociopolitical narratives that mostly assumes a text based aesthetic. His interest in Ghanaian pop culture resonates and fuels his practice which has become the predominant subject matter in his work over the years. His practice explores and questions issues of consumerism within existing social structures in his immediate environment and afar. His work takes the form of text based appropriations and simulations of slogans, jargons and phrases from store front display, music and popular lingua of slurs and witty quotes. He also incorporates and replicates into his work the familiar weathered aesthetic associated with fading material memory of street based art in the form of advertisement posters, iconography from billboard and consumer products to become a visual stridency of clichés, street wisdom and wit laced with serious sociopolitical critique.

Biography

ABOUT
Nuna Adisenu-Doe was born in Accra, Ghana. He obtained a BFA Degree in Painting and Sculpture from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in 2017 and an MA in Art Market Appraisal and Professional Practice at Kingston University, London. His practice deals with the appropriation and subversion of archetypal mass consumed popular culture in the form of catchphrases, slogans and iconography, most of which
traces back to his native Ghanaian languages and has become the predominant subject matter in his work over the years. His text-based works become ‘Manifestos’ that critique socio-political structures and global systems.

 EDUCATION

  • M.A. Art Market and Appraisal, Kingston University, London | 2020
  •  B.F.A. Painting and Sculpture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Kumasi- Ghana | 2017
  •  Presbyterian Boys Secondary School, Legon-Accra, Ghana | 2013

 EXHIBITIONS

  •  On The Cusp, Stellenbosch Triennial, Cape- Town – South Africa | February, 2020
  •  Bait ball, Polignano a Mare, Italy | January, 2020
  •  Truth or Dare, Accra- Ghana | August, 2019
  •  VIBES, National Theatre, Accra- Ghana | August, 2018
  •  Why So Serious, Kumasi- Ghana | May, 2018
  •  Holy Grail, Kumasi- Ghana | March, 2018
  •  Orderly Disorderly, Accra- Ghana | June, 2017
    State Of the Art, Kumasi- Ghana | May, 2016

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