Born in Ghana.
Plastic Trash into Art Project
Patrick Turkson’s work is as vibrant in color as it is powerful in meaning. His process of working with found flip-flops and other found plastics and turning them into artworks, not only addresses the question of identity, memory, and waste but more importantly, Turkson’s process and work show us the roe an artist and art itself can play within a community. Turkson’s art is not art for art’s sake, but art that aims to reclaim. transform and repair.
He received his MFA degree in Painting at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, and currently Senior Lecturer at Takoradi Technical University in Ghana.