In the last exhibition of the year, ARTCO Galerie Aachen presents for the first time works by Melanie Issaka, Ibim Cookey and Patrick Tagoe-Turkson as well as new works by Saidou Dicko, Justin Dingwall & Roman Handt and Toyin Loye.
On Saturday 17 December, from 11:00h to 18:00h, we cordially invite you to join us in the gallery for mulled wine and Christmas biscuits.
Melanie Issaka (b.1994, Ghana) is a visual artist and freelance photographer living and working in London, UK. She specialises in photography that deals with documentation, representation and archiving.
Ibim Cookey (b.1999, Nigeria) studied architecture at the University of Nigeria. For his portraits, Cookey prefers graphic art and charcoal pencils, which he combines with designs of specific African fabrics.
Patrick Tagoe-Turkson (b.1978, Ghana) holds a Master of Fine Arts from the College of Art (KNUST), Ghana. He is known for his nature paintings and his collages, which he makes from found flip-flops. The award-winning artist has exhibited in Ghana, South Korea, South Africa, Austria, the United States and other countries.
Saidou Dicko (b.1979, Burkina Faso) is a self-taught photographer, video artist and painter who lives and works in Paris. In his new works, he immerses his protagonists in black paint in the photographs, thus creating another physical level of the image. The anonymisation of the persons aims to further level individual criteria such as age, wealth, faith.
Justin Dingwall (b.1983, South Africa) studied photography at the Tshwane University of Technology and is today one of the most successful portrait photographers in his country. The works in his new series "Rerouted" were created in collaboration with the well-known fashion designer Roman Handt (b.1991, South Africa).
Toyin Loye (b.1959, Nigeria) studied fine arts at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile Ife He lives and works in The Hague, Netherlands. Tearing his preferred medium, paper, implies for the artist not only a destruction of the surface, but also access to a deeper level.