Daniel Tetteh Nartey
Daniel Tetteh Nartey (29 years old, born in 1991) is a Ghanaian painter based in the regional capital of Ghana. He is a certified painter of the famed Ghanatta College of Art and Design, which has produced world class artists such as Amoako Boafo, Otis Qwaku, and Kwesi Botchway, among others.
Daniel feels that being an artist is a means to achieve self-actualisation. His works have been in a constant state of evolution, consisting of life experiences and interpretations. He therefore uses the canvas as a mirror to visualise his own state of mind in transcendence.
His paintings are inspired by both intentional and unintentional acts portrayed in the viewers’ everyday figurative poses – the awkwardness and the satirical nature, which remain elusive, leaving the human actions undefined. This is most evident in his works where figures lack visible expressions and emotions. He uses a technique with lines on faces to capture the subject being in motion and going through a state of evolution, which allows the viewer to assume ownership of the definitions of each individual art piece.
2017 – 2020 member of P. I. T. O. painting in the open
2017 – 2020 supporting street artist (Chale Wote Street Art Festival)
2017 – Group exhibition by Defiant Art Gallery (Accra)
2018 – Berj Gallery assistant
2018 – Solo show (MTN Heroes of Change) AICC
2020 – Studio assistant at Kwesi Botchway Gallery (1957 Residency)
2020 – Artswap.inc group show at Untamed Empire, Accra.
Private art collection in Brooklyn, New York, 2016
Collection: Amoako Boafo – De-Kings Collection
Collection: Seth Michael Forman Gallery, New York