Teddy Osei

Statement

I am interested in the way cultures use the human body as a canvas and also as a symbol of identity. In this group of work, I am examining the relationship between the physical form of the human body and surface embellishment, drawing connections between diverse cultures and my personal history. My process begins with constructing hand built and wheel thrown forms, then altering them by carving linear patterns on its surface. I use my work as a metaphor to investigate the delicate balance and tension between traditional and contemporary culture.

— Teddy Osei

Bio

Teddy Osei examines the relationship between the physical form of the human body and surface embellishment, drawing connections between diverse cultures and his personal history as a Ghanaian. He received a BA in Industrial Art from Kwame Nkrumah where he majored in Ceramic Art. He also completed his Master of Art in Art from Eastern Illinois University and is currently pursuing an MFA at Missouri State University