George O. Hughes
George Hughes also known as Kwesi Afedzi is a Ghanaian-born American artist specializing in painting, poetry and performance art. He received his Masters in Art Education at The College of Art, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.(1992) He received his Master in Fine Arts in Painting at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.(2001)
Hughes' paintings and performance art works have been exhibited internationally in Europe, Africa and America. His work references violence and tragedy of colonialism juxtaposed with contemporary global conflicts. His performance art works are interdisciplinary, combining ritual, poetry, sound effects, video, and allegorical configurations. His large paintings feature human and animal body parts combined with commercial signage and global symbols. His two dimensional works are assemblages often incorporating toys and small robots.
He is represented in Switzerland, Germany, Luxemburg, and Austria by Artco Gallery based in Herzogenrath, Germany. In Portugal he is affiliated with Influx Contemporary Art Gallery, based in lisbon, Portugal. In Africa he is represented by Artists Alliance Gallery, located in Accra, Ghana.
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