EL ANATSUI(6 articles)
el anatsui is a ghanaian sculptor who has spent much of his achievement-packed career living and working in nigeria. he currently runs a robust studio practice, situated in nsukka, enugu, nigeria, and tema, and ghana, using resources typically discarded such as liquor bottle caps, cassava graters, and newspaper printing plates to create sculpture that defies categorisation. these materials reflects the artist's interest in reuse, transformation, and an intrinsic desire to connect to his continent while transcending the limitations of place. his work can interrogate the history of colonialism and draw connections between consumption, waste, and the environment, but at the core is his unique formal language that distinguishes his practice.