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'GA.BO.SIA' is the culmination of Amartey Golding's Guest Artist residency at Tashkeel. Golding has been working from Tashkeel for the past year, a period of both discovery and development for him that culminated in an exploration of dry point printing in the Tashkeel studios. The intricate and paced nature of the printing process over the last few months has provided Golding with the opportunity to realise the complexities of his own visual language. Through the dramatic and detailed facility of the dry point, dark characters and playful narratives are brought to life and take us on a journey through the artist's repertoire of myths, and through these to a new understanding of the world we live in.

'Amartey Golding is a mythmaker. To call him a storyteller would be to underestimate his sensitivity to myth's insidious nature. Yes, his stories amaze with their myriad of fabulous characters sprung from the recesses of his rich imagination. But his visual work taps into the essence of myth as an alternative language, as a means of confronting and understanding life. In Amartey's hands, myth becomes the ultimate cultural bridge: African, Greek and Japanese referents are folded into a pop-culture-laden visual mix that overrides geographies and ethnicities. If myth is timeless, Amartey's work manages to indicate both where we have come from and where we are headed.' Kevin Jones

About Amartey Golding

Amartey Golding was born in London in 1988 of Scottish and Ghanaian descent. He studied Art and Design from 2005 until 2006, and Architecture from 2007 until 2010, at Central Saint Martin's School of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. Throughout his childhood, Golding's family moved house regularly, not only to various communities in the greater London area, but also overseas to Ghana, West Africa. Constantly adapting to new environments, Golding often felt as if he himself was not...

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