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Tangled Art Talks: Peter Owusu-Ansah

Image split into two: On the left a photo of two hands outside the frame reaching to touch a sculpture by Persimmon Blackbridge. The piece is titled “Soft Touch”, and is a handcrafted figure made of wood, bone and plastic to resemble a person constructed from found objects. It is mounted on a wood panel. On the left photograph head shot of figure looking and smiling at camera

Sara Wilde Photography. Courtesy of Bodies in Translation Activist Art, Technology & Access to Life. ReVision The Centre for Art & Social Justice at the University of Guelph.

Headshot Image courtesy of Peter Owusu-Ansah

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Tangled Art Talks: Peter Owusu-Ansah

Friday, May 7, 11 AM
Facebook Live

Spurred by calls for disability justice and the desire for a more equitable and intersectional future, the disability arts movement is pushing forward with renewed political intention to disrupt conventional understandings of the arts.

Tangled Art + Disability and the AGO have formed a new partnership to showcase the possibilities of a world that honours access, disability and difference. We are excited to present videos by six artists from Tangled’s community that showcase their artistic practices in response to artwork in the AGO Collection.

Ghanaian born (1979), Peter Owusu-Ansah is a Deaf visual artist. Being Deaf means seeing is how he understands life, even though the world is designed for people who hears. He believes he can communicate through our eyesight without words. He had to explore the curiosity of seeing life through paintings, photographing, and manipulating photographs into pop art. In 2009, when he zoomed in one of his pop art works, he was wowed by some colourful pixels. He became deeply curious about the greatest colours imaginable in the entry universe. Using the pixel colours in connecting the nature of life, Peter worked towards experiencing many great colours using photoshop. His works are shown across Canada and mostly on Instagram because of the lack of platform invitations. He lives and works in Toronto.

Website: https://www.instagram.com/peteroarts/

 

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