Naki Narh

Naki Narh

Artist & IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
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Naki Narh

Naki Narh

Artist & IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am an artist and MA Contemporary Art graduate at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. I am an artist of Ghanaian descent of tw homes- Accra and London. My works have been sold internationally with the majority of her clients residing as far afield as France, U.S.A, U.K as well as Ghana, Nigeria and Angola. My work currently draws inspiration from a plethora of tropes and concerns which are quintessentially Ghanaian. Specifically, these revolve around explorations of self and identity social and personal conscience as well as social issues affecting mine and many other developing countries in over sixty years of what should have been the post-independence honeymoon after British colonialists departed from Ghana’s shores. These ideas are expressed through the mediums of ink and acrylic on paper, digital painting and canvas - with explosions of colour and patterns as distinctive features that mark a rapidly evolving signature style. My love for art and architecture are more than expressions of self; they represent an amalgam of all that has moulded me –assimilation of the kaleidoscope of cultural & structural vibrancy and vitality of a life spent immersed in distinctly different cultures. I believe that “Art should primarily be shared” even at its most intense individualist form. My passion for art and design has led me to this field of Contemporary Art and Design with the intention of being amongst those who can contribute to contemporary art values. Having the ability to enhance spaces and create atmospheres that allow for debate through art has always been a passion of mine- especially in a time where these modes of immersive and imaginative experiences are needed the most. From a very young age, I was exposed to paintings and other forms of art through the interests of my father. What he saw as a hobby invariably exposed me to something, I consider a life’s practice. Art has become a part of me due to the ability to express myself as well as apply my creative skill and imagination in current topics and daily occurrences.
  • The Wellcome Collection: Hypochondria Series
    The Wellcome Collection: Hypochondria SeriesExcited to share 6 works I did for the @wellcomecollection! � . Find the link to the articles here: . Today the hypochondriac is ridiculed and reviled, a figure of fun and an object of scorn. But for centuries, hypochondria was deemed a fashionable, even a desirable disorder. In this series, six writers look at the past and present of hypochondria. Personal, historical and political, these essays ask what we might learn from this troubling c
  • Garoa Award: Best Poster
    Garoa Award: Best PosterExcited to share a poster design I worked on for the amazing short film, @gsbshortfilm ! It has now been awarded for Best Poster on @garoaawards � Thank you to the amazing and talented filmmaker Kofi A Ntiforo and the amazing team for the opportunity! ❤️
  • Kuenyehia Prize 2020 Shortlist
    Kuenyehia Prize 2020 ShortlistSuper honoured and excited to be amongst 11 other talented artists for the @kuenyehiaprize for Contemporary Art 2020! I have always wanted to apply for this art prize ever since it’s conception! So I’m truly humbled and grateful to be a part of it! �
  • Rooted Exhibition
    Rooted ExhibitionThrowback to the recent online exhibition I was honoured and excited to participate in with @ogilvyuk + @mediacomuk, #rootedexhibition. Celebrating the beauty and richness of Black culture for BHM. . "Ansa's Story captures the portrait of a woman who reflects power, history and life. Her skin, similar to revolutionary's found on a banknote highlight her wealth and ability to lead nations. Her vibrancy and complexities are simultaneously celebrated in her aura. Ansa is an ancestor as well as a le
  • BuzzFeed Uk: Reclaiming 2002
    BuzzFeed Uk: Reclaiming 2002Honoured to to have collaborated with @seasonedbf for the 2020 poster of #blackhistorymonth! . "For the Life of Us is a composition celebrating the #vibrancy and #positivity of the #blackcommunity. With the constant representation of strength and diversity within the community, I thought it would be great to embody those sentiments through bold colours and patterns. Each character illustrated personify a different facet of culture, uniqueness and feeling in this community where excitement, hope,
  • The Architects' Project: Thank you Poster
    The Architects' Project: Thank you PosterIt was an honour creating this collage for @thearchitectsproject of these amazing, talented individuals! Follow their page to find out more about their exciting and very interesting content! #taptakeoverweekends #2020
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Projects credited in
  • Dream Job
    Dream JobMy latest (very) short film "Dream Job" is out and good news is we got selected at the Mobile Film Festival Africa in Morocco among 54 films out of 886 submissions in total! I love the ethos behind the Mobile Film Festival Africa: “One minute can change the world” and I hope our 1-minute film attempts to do just that! Thank you to Mobile Film Festival Africa for the honourable selection and to every single team member, friends and family who made this possible.
    ROOTED EXHIBITIONExcited to be featured alongside my work “CULTURE SHOCK” on Rooted: A virtual art exhibition created by #OgilvyRoots & #MediacomRoots to celebrate the beauty and richness of Black culture. Take the virtual tour here: #RootedExhibition @OgilvyUK @MediaComUK
  • God Spelled Backwards
    God Spelled BackwardsI am excited to finally announce the my short film is finally here after a year and seven months after it's conception! Thankful to all crew & cast who devoted their expertise and hard work to make this experimental film a reality!
  • Zerone Data: Jollof War
    Zerone Data: Jollof WarI had the honour to co-write, direct and edit this commercial spot for Zerone Data.
  • Dream Job Wins "Best Smartphone Movie" at the Vesuvius International Film Festival in Italy.
    Dream Job Wins "Best Smartphone Movie" at the Vesuvius International Film Festival in Italy.Quite behind on sharing the good news but Dream Job picked up an award in October 2023 for “Best Smartphone Short Movie” at the 36th Edition of the Vesuvius International Film Festival in Italy! It’s been an amazing ride with this very short film we shot on an iPhone 13. I hope that we savor this beautiful moment and bask in all of its glory to propel us onto unthinkable creative heights! Much appreciation and love to my cast, crew, friends, and family who have made this adventurous journey
  • Winner: Best Digital Story at Accra Indie Film Festival
    Winner: Best Digital Story at Accra Indie Film FestivalOur upcoming film "Mystery's Colours and Lights" won "Best Digital Story" at the Accra Indie Filmfest held at the Alliance Francaise d’Accra on August 5 2023! This is my first tangible award and winning on home soil is massive! Thank you, Accra Indie Filmfest! This project speaks to the change makers, the loud & silent rebels, the innovators, the brave and the soul of this nation, Ghana. Massive thanks and Congratulations to my incredible crew and a beautiful ensemble of cast who believed in t
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Work history
    ArtistSelf Employed
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Paint and sell my work to customers around the world: USA, France, Ireland, United Kingdom and Ghana. Explore various forms of materials and media for better execution of work with the adaptation of various cultural fusions.
    Architectural DesignerSelf Employed
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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  • Painting
  • Graphic Design
  • 3D Rendering
  • Art Writing
  • Drawing
  • Curating
  • Brainstorming
  • Creating Moodboards
  • Model Making
  • Cooking
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    MA ArchitectureRoyal College of Art
    London, United Kingdom
    MA Contemporary ArtSotheby's Institute of Art London
     - 30 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3EE, UK