Derrick Akuamoah was born on (January 12,1990) is a Ghanaian artist who has specialised in painting. He draws particular attention to his mixedmedia assemblage made of fabric, wax, papers, tree bark, compac disk, cardboard, perspex etc which he compose them to create a meaningful piece and also ironically to solve life time situation and problems. He furthered by saying that his art works does not only serve as aesthetical purpose but a problem solver . Therefore in his paintings he depict human with variety of candels because he believe that there is a strong relationship between human and candle.
Early life and education
Akuamoah was born in North Kaneshie , in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana, at the age of seven he move to Jamestown to live with his gradmother to complete his elementary and second cycle school. After, he further to Takoradi Polytechnic in the year 2012, where he studied painting and Decorating for a year before pursueing painting as a major course. After school he began teaching at Enzilibo Catholic Primary School which is located at Nzema in the Western Region of Ghana. It was there that he had his inspiration which results to his style.
Akuamoah has used a variety of mediums. Akuamoah preferred media are acrylic, Compac disk, fabric, packaging rubber, ink, prints, perspex and tree bark, which he uses to create abstract piece based on life experiences and other subjects
NAME: Derrick Akuamoah
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/01/1990
NATIONALITY : Ghanaian
Working with passion to help achieve the goals of any institution I find myself.
KEY SKILLS AND ACHIEVEMENT
Conversant in Microsoft office
Ability to work with passion
MAIDEN DEFIA ART EXHIBITION: 18TH DECEMBER – 20TH DECEMBER (2015) which I was a participant of the nominated artists.
TAKORADI POLYTECHNIC PAINTING SCULPT ART JURY: 2015
SKILLED PERSON IN SPATIAL DESIGN AND SPACE MANAGEMENT.
SEPTEMBER (2013) – JULY (2015) : TAKORADI POLYTECHNIC, HND
MAY (2011) / JUNE (2012) : TAKORADI POLYTECHNIC (PAINTING &
DECORATING INTERMEDIATE 1).
NOVEMBER (2009) – JUNE (2010) : IPMC PROFESSIONAL IN GRAPHIC & WEB DESIGN.
2008 – 2009 : PTC COMPUTER SCHOOL
2005 – 2008 : MPRAESO SECONDARY SCHOOL, KWAHU. SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (SSSCE) VISUAL ART .
2003 – 2005 : HANSON ROAD SDA J.S.S. BASIC EDUCATION EXAMINATION
ENZILIBO D/A PRIMARY SCHOOL SEPTEMBER (2015) – JULY (2016)
(NATIONAL SERVICE )
Preparing Lesson Note.
Maintaining discipline in class.
Communication with Parents about student’s progress.
Encouraging student to study hard to achieve their goals.
GOLD PERFECT PRINT GRAPHIC DESIGN COMPANY 2008 – 2009
Meeting clients to discuss the business objective and requirements of the job.
Estimating the time required to complete the work and providing quotes for clients.
Proofreading to produce accurate and high – quality of work.
Thinking creatively to produce new ideas and developing interactive designs.
Demonstrating illustrative skills with rough sketches and working on layouts ready for print.
TOTAL ART GALLERY (ATTACHMENT) 2013 – 2014
Presentation of Art
Developing concept from memory
Designing with Corel Draw CS4 up to date, Photo Paint, Microsoft Paint.
Drawing and Painting