Patrick Quarm

Born and raised in Ghana and currently living in the United States, Patrick has explored the confrontation upon his identity living in a new culture and environment. This inquiry has led him down the path of self-discovery through the interwoven history of his home country Ghana and the contemporary American society. This history includes the colonial past, post-colonial identity and the contemporary collision of cultures that exist in the present American space, its impact on him first and generally on many persons alike. Patrick regards this as a hybrid identity. Thus, one that merges histories and experiences and evolves a unique third personality or character.  

 

For Patrick, this experience creates an opportunity to merge cultures, acculturate ideas and create a cultural dialogue; a hybrid culture. Through creating this dialogue with his works, Patrick identifies the hybrid as a subtle identity that is usually unnoticed yet resonates as a cultural reformation that lends itself to transculturalism, universalism and cultural conflicts. Patrick employs a juxtaposition of the traditional Western style of painting with African print fabrics as a metaphor to engage the dialogue of cultural hybrid and to compose an imagery that references the merging point of both cultures.

 

Group Exhibitions

  • 2015/16          Landmark Gallery, Texas Teach. USA.
  • 2012                End of year Show, KNUST Museum, Kumasi, Ghana
  • 2011                 Illumination, K.N.U.S.T Museum, Kumasi, Ghana
  • 2009/2011/2013 Art, Trade and Technology Fair

 

(All Photos Courtesy Artist)

 

 

Collections

  • Private Collections.

Education/ Prizes /Awards / Professional Experience

  • 2015/16           Teaching Assistant, Fine Art – Texas Tech University. USA
  • 2015/16           Helen Devitt Jones Talent Based Scholarship. Texas Tech University Texas. USA.
  • 2015 –             Graduate Student (Painting) at Texas Tech University. USA.
  • 2012/13           Teaching Assistant. College of Art, KNUST. Ghana.
  • 2008/12          Student at College of Art, KNUST. Ghana.
  • 2010                 Illustrator and a storyboard artist – MMRS Ogilvy (Internship, Accra Ghana)
                              Rolls Communications (Accra, Ghana)
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