Daniel Nana Yaw Arthur-Baidoo started drawing and painting at a very early age. He attended St Thomas Aquinas Senior High School where he studied Visual Art after which he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). However after graduating, he decided to join the corporate world. Thankfully, he didn’t last long there. His passion and drive for art eventually led him to reconsider his career choice after a couple of years.
Since his return to art, he has been working on perfecting his technical skills by exploring a wide range of subject matters, from the rich cultural heritage of Ghana and Africa as a whole, to modern contemporary issues such as plastic waste management (sanitation). He believes art should tell a story. Art should be informative and educative. He also works in a variety of medium such as acrylic, sawdust, stone, and plastic waste.
He has also continued to work and expand his brand by holding solo and group exhibitions in and outside Ghana. Amongst them are:
The Journey – New York, March, 2017.
Accra City Hotel – Ghana, May 2017.
Octoberfest – American Embassy, Ghana, October, 2016.
African Regent Hotel – Ghana, July 2014.
In the coming months and years, Yaw Arthur seeks to use his art as a medium to educate the people about the rich and indept history embedded in Africa and the diverse cultural heritages we have . He seeks to do this by transforming sawdust and plastic waste into installations of African symbols and motifs that will hopefully drive meaningful conversations throughout the world.
The exhibition at Republic Bar would be held on the open air street environment on the 29th to the 31st of December, 2018.
Yaw Arthur: +233-266-377-773