Daniel Nana Yaw Arthur-Baidoo

Nana Yaw

For Daniel Nana Yaw Arthur-Baidoo (“Nana Yaw”), a young contemporary Ghanaian artist, talent is God given, what he's doing with it is his purpose, his mission.

Nana Yaw knew at an early age that he loved drawing and painting. It was no surprise then that he went on to major in, and graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from one of Ghana's preeminent universities, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology ("KNUST"). However after graduating, he decided to join the corporate world. Thankfully, he didn’t last long there, because his passion and interest in art eventually lead him to reconsider his career choice.

Since his return to art, Yawarth as his brush name goes, has been working on perfecting his technical skills and exploring a wide range of subject matters from traditional Ghanaian motifs to contemporary issues of the day. He works in a variety of medium, including acrylic, canvas, stone, and plastic waste. He has also continued to expand his brand by holding solo and group exhibition at various art venues in Ghana.

In the coming weeks and months, Nana Yaw seeks to use his art as a medium through which he can educate people about the importance of recycling. He seeks to do this by transforming plastic waste into installations that will hopefully drive meaningful conversations amongst his fellow Ghanaians.

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