Born in 1962 - Ghana
George Hughes also known as Kwesi Afedzi is a Ghanaian-born American artist specializing in painting, poetry and performance art. He received his Masters in Art Education at The College of Art, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (1992). He received his Master in Fine Arts in Painting at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio (2001).
George Hughes' paintings and performance art works have been exhibited internationally in Europe, Africa and America. His performance art works are interdisciplinary, combining ritual, poetry, sound effects, video, and allegorical configurations. His large paintings feature human and animal body parts combined with commercial signage and global symbols. His two dimensional works are assemblages often incorporating toys and small robots.
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