Yaw Owusu

Yaw Owusu (born c. 1992) is a visual artist who creates sculptural installations that repurpose found objects, shifting otherwise – worthless materials into encounters of value, and things of other realities. Using steel, gold, silver, copper and found objects in foils; sheets and coins – through activities of change and transformation; removal and attachment; and de-materializing. An approach rooted in a sense of playful alchemy that embraces the dynamics of currency, symbolism and meaning. Owusu was the recipient of the Kuenyehia Prize for Contemporary Art in 2018.

Owusu’s work is exhibited at Efiɛ Gallery courtesy of the Kuenyehia Trust for Contemporary Art

Latest Works

Treasures of the Farthest land, 2021 US pennies, Ghana Pesewas, stainless steel on wood, 107 cm x 102 cm x 8 cm
Treasures of the Farthest land, 2021
US pennies, Ghana Pesewas, stainless steel on wood, 107 cm x 102 cm x 8 cm
Glory Days Linger, 2021 US pennies, Ghana Pesewas, stainless steel on wood, 66 x 5 cm
Glory Days Linger, 2021
US pennies, Ghana Pesewas, stainless steel on wood, 66 x 5 cm
Woven into Us,2021 US pennies, Ghana Pesewas, stainless steel on wood, 107 cm x 102 cm x 8 cm
Woven into Us,2021 US pennies, Ghana
Pesewas, stainless steel on wood, 107 cm x 102 cm x 8 cm