Gerald Chukwuma: the ex-hawker who turns drinks cans into works of art

In neon orange shorts, Gerald Chukwuma approaches me, smiling, beneath the glittering chandeliers in the lounge of Accra’s dazzling Kempinski Hotel.

 

It is Friday, 21 April, and tonight marks the opening reception of his exhibition Standing Ovation, at Gallery 1957, which is housed in the hotel. The collection of new works explores the landscape of migration with his signature standout pieces of carved wood, paint and scrap materials.

9 Mai 2017