SAMUEL BAAH KORTEY

 

Artist Statement

Samuel Baah Kortey explores widely diverse themes including sacred ideas, religious subjects, folklores and issues concerning animal abuse and cruelty. His pieces allude to perceived commercialisation or cheapening of Religious Iconographies in Contemporary Culture. Kortey’s fictional drawings on plywood and discarded screens appropriate postures and narratives from movie posters merged with iconography from popular culture, medieval art, classical art pieces and technology. He is interested in the symbiotic relationship that exists between the life and death of animals. Kortey believes in reincarnation and considers his practice as a process of transferring lives into different forms. His works are an assemblage of fictional characters composed of animals and objects.

Biography

Samuel Baah Kortey (b. 1994, Ghana) is an artist living and working in Ghana. Samuel has a BFA from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (2013-2017). He finds interest in nature and loves experimenting with organic materials. He is currently pursuing his MFA at the Department of Painting and Sculpture, KNUST.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
MFA. Painting and Sculpture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi |2021|
BFA. Painting and Sculpture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi |2017|