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El Anatsui | the artist



The artist El Anatsui
Born 1944, , Ghana.
Lives and works in Nigeria, .

Style and technique of the artist: Sculpture Objects, Venice Biennale, Sonsbeek, Prospect New Orleans, Sydney Biennale,

Anatsui’s preferred media are clay and wood , which he uses to create objects based on traditional Ghanaian beliefs and other subjects. A number of themes recur in Anatsui’s art. One is the destruction and reconstitution of materials as metaphors for life, experience, and changes in Africa under colonialism and since independence. A second theme is associated with textiles and traditional African crafts.


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El Anatsui artworks on eBay
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18th Biennale of Sydney participant El Anatsui

Works and biography

Interview