Serge Attukwei Clottey is a Ghanaian professional artist and illustrator. His work combines activism and art, addressing society’s cultural, political, combining science with the arts and economic inadequacies in the world. The art implicates both the individual and the government. It urges people into action and attempts to rectify the current state of ignorance. What he encourage others to do in their lives, he does in his art. Each piece represents one person, one gallon, one tree. Each child carries a gallon. Each tree has a soul. We all have the potential to save a little more and waste a little less. The pieces are seeped with local meanings and history. Many of the sculptures are marked as individuals with initials, just as many Africans demarcate their plastic buckets with pen or nails. The figures are raw, haunting, and urgent. The grim quality, screaming mouths, and abundance of discarded materials send the message that there is a problem, and it is the viewer’s responsibility to take action.
I follow the mantra, Think Globally, Act Locally says Serge
Serge has exhibited in his home town of Ghana, the United Kingdom, Brazil and USA. Through his foundation ‘The Attukwei Art Foundation’, Serge is giving back to his community through programs, lectures on painting, drawing, sculpture & modelling schools, & raising awareness about global & environmental issues.