Serge Attukwei Clottey (b. 1985) is known for his work that examines the powerful agency of everyday objects. Working across installation, performance, photography and sculpture, Clottey explores narratives of personal, family and collective histories often relating to trade and migration. Based in Accra and working internationally, Clottey, the creator of Afrogallonism, an artistic concept that comments on consumption within modern Africa through the utilization of yellow gallon containers. Through cutting, drilling, stitching and melting found materials, Clottey’s sculptural installations are bold assemblages that act as a means of inquiry into questions of form and history. As the founder of Ghana’s GoLokal performance collective, Clottey sees art as a way to transform society. With aspects of activism prevalent in his practice, his works challenge convention and advocate the importance of creativity.
- Keep me posted, 2017 charcoal, pastel on paper 106.68 x 76.2 cm
Things fall apart, 2017 plastic wire and oil paint 144.78 x 193.04 cm
XXII, 2015 fabric, wire, plastic, on hardboard 50.8 x 50.8 cm
VIII, 2015 fabric wire plastic on hardboard 55.88 x 50.8 cm