Patrick Tagoe-Turkson
Lives & Works in Takoradi, Ghana
Patrick Tagoe-Turkson is a multidisciplinary artist with his studio based in Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana. His art features vibrant sculptures crafted from discarded flip-flops, plastics, and rubber, capturing stories and themes of memory, migration, and environmental activism. His work challenges perceptions of Ghana's history and traditions, engaging viewers in a colourful exploration of social concerns and transformation.

The artist’s works have been exhibited across numerous countries including France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Canada, Germany, South Korea, Japan, China, Mexico, the United States and South Africa. His pieces can be found in both private and public collections, at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, and the Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Casoria. Having received a Master of Fine Art from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology in Kumasi, Tagoe-Turkson is also an educator, teaching painting at Takoradi Technical University, Takoradi. Tagoe-Turkson is actively involved in land art, advocating for sustainability through artistic expression. He serves as the director of Aesthete Ghana, an organisation coordinating nature art workshops & exhibitions. He acts as curator for the annual PaintSculp Art Jury.

Patrick Tagoe-Turkson will be presented by OOA Gallery.
Patrick Tagoe-Turkson, Abunanun 2, 2022, Upcycled Found Flip-Flops on Suede, 132 x 198 cm. Courtesy of OOA GALLERY.