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In "My Brother’s Keeper", Taku explores the duality of a persona and muses his dealer and friend, Joseph Awuah-Darko. He states, "In capturing the layered essence of the black bodies in my work, I seek to capture a sense of balance and conflict within a single entity captured as a demi-god. I have always looked to push the boundaries of representation and I believe it is important to celebrate the complexity of existence that black people turn to internalize. For me, the use of the green silkscreen approach on the pastel blue backdrop created a uniquely alluring contrast for me in this piece and the scale makes you appreciate the significance and presence of the work in of itself." This commitment to relentlessly pursuing an inclusive conversation about identity is also what makes Taku’s work special.
Acquired from The Noldor Residency, Accra, Ghana

04/12/2020 - 21/01/2021

Temple of Blackness – It Takes Two | The Noldor Residency, Accra, Ghana


December 2020

Emmanuel Taku Ghana's Finest and Brightest | Metal Magazine | Romina Román


December 3, 2020

Magritte bought for £6,000 could fetch £15m: Surrealist treats come to Christie’s; Ghana gets first artist residency; James Murdoch on board at MCH Group | Financial Times | Melanie Gerlis


December 14, 2020

Ghana's first independent artist residency program unveils new works by Emmanuel Taku | Artdaily - The First Art Newspaper on the Ne | Artdaily - The First Art Newspaper on the Net


Jan 8, 2021

The Noldor Residency with Emmanuel Taku | Project X | Project X

March 23, 2021

Ghana’s Noldor Residency Draws Artists to Former Pharmaceutical Factory | OCULA | Sam Gaskin