Nando Nkrumah was born 1979 in Kumasi / Ghana. He is an Visual Artist based in Cologne / Germany while operating in Ghana as well as Germany.
In a young age he enjoyed to draw and continued his artistic path with Graffiti and Street Art.
After studies in Industrial Design in Essen (Germany) and Singapore he studied at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne where he graduated with a series of paintings and drawings under the name Sankofiction.
One of his specific characteristics in his work is the union of traditional Ghanaian symbols and modern technology and media. He describes the philosophy behind his artistic work as "Sankofa", a way of utilizing elements of the past to build up a positive future that derives from the Adinkra philosophy of Ghana.
Nando Nkrumah combines traditional visual languages from the Ashanti culture with Computer Aided Design, drawing and painting and to produce a respectful union of technology, humanity and culture. Although symbolism is one aspects of his design, his work is not bound to existing visual languages but circulates around this core to explore new forms and techniques.
His Afrofuturistic Art can be found within various media. Paintings, Animations and Sculptures are visual and tactile canvases that he uses to express his visions. In 2007 his Sankoficiton-Series of paintings and digital painings that gained international recognition. In early 2019 he invented the ARbotage as a way to transcend conservative institutions and hierachies to give voice to non-mainstream artists and thoughts.
Nando Nkrumah with his cousins and friends at the Chale Wote Street Art Festival in Accra.
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