Bright Tetteh Ackwerh

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Bright Tetteh Ackwerh is a Ghanaian satirical artist who employs the domains of popular art, street art, painting, and illustration to voice and document his persuasions. He has exhibited widely in Ghana and West Africa, building niche as an emerging contemporary Ghanaian artist on the West African art scene. In 2016, he won the Kuenyehia Prize for Contemporary Ghanaian Art (the ‘Prize’)at the colorful event held at the ringway estates in Accra.[1] Bright has through the years used social media in sharing his works and provoking powerful sentiments around the themes he explores in his illustrations and paintings.

Biography[edit]

Born in Accra, Bright attended Accra Academy and offered Visual Arts before proceeding to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to offer a BFA and MFA in painting.[2] He completed his first degree in 2011 and served as a teaching assistant the following year.

Style[edit]

His style is a satirical re-presentation of Ghanaian sociopolitical and religious issues in an incisive manner that provokes conversations, sparks debate and elicits response. He draws huge inspiration from Fela Kuti and other great African heroes as the subject of his works depict the unapologetic manner in relaying his messages. He believes the music culture has a certain power to influence and inspire people and there’s always the use of double and triples entendre that provide entry points into some of the discussions that the artwork generates.

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