b. 1985, Ghana

Serge Attukwei Clottey Biography

Cutting, drilling, stitching and melting found materials, Clottey's sculptural installations are bold assemblages that act as a means of inquiry into the languages of form and abstraction. Utilising flattened Kuffuor gallon, jute sacks, discarded car tires and wood pieces, he forms abstract formations onto which he inscribes patterns and text. In doing so, he elevates the material into a powerful symbol of Ghana's informal economic system of trade and re-use.

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While some surfaces resemble local textile traditions such as Kente—a key reference in west African Modernism throughout the 20th century - others refer to barcodes and feature Chinese characters in reference to the emergence of new power structures in Ghana. In Clottey's drawings, the artist explores a formalist approach, depicting disjointed figures and faces, not unlike the visions of nude women under Cubism, a European movement which drew heavily from traditional African tribal sculpture.

Text courtesy Gallery 1957

Serge Attukwei Clottey Featured Artworks

Next door by Serge Attukwei Clottey contemporary artwork mixed media
Serge Attukwei Clottey Next door, 2021 Plastic and wires
162.6 x 167.6 cm
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Fortune by Serge Attukwei Clottey contemporary artwork mixed media
Serge Attukwei Clottey Fortune, 2021 Plastic and wires
157.5 x 154.9 cm
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Aku yellow by Serge Attukwei Clottey contemporary artwork painting
Serge Attukwei Clottey Aku yellow, 2021 Duct tape and oil paint on cork board
152.4 x 124.5 cm
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Connection zone by Serge Attukwei Clottey contemporary artwork mixed media
Serge Attukwei Clottey Connection zone, 2021 Plastic and wires
152.4 x 157.5 cm
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Gratitude by Serge Attukwei Clottey contemporary artwork mixed media
Serge Attukwei Clottey Gratitude, 2015 Plastic, wire, and oil paints
64 x 65 inches
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Beauty and Presence by Serge Attukwei Clottey contemporary artwork mixed media
Serge Attukwei Clottey Beauty and Presence, 2014 Plastic and wires
75 x 51 inches
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Serge Attukwei Clottey Recent Exhibitions

Serge Attukwei Clottey Represented By

Simon Lee Gallery contemporary art gallery in Hong Kong
Simon Lee Gallery Hong Kong, London

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