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Sara Wilde Photography. Courtesy of Bodies in Translation Activist Art, Technology & Access to Life. ReVision The Centre for Art & Social Justice at the University of Guelph. Headshot Image courtesy of Peter Owusu-Ansah.

May 7, 2021

Tangled Art Talks: Peter Owusu-Ansah

Hosted by Tangled Art + Disability

Spurred by calls for disability justice and the desire for a more equitable and intersectional future, the disability arts movement is pushing forward with renewed political intention to disrupt conventional understandings of the arts.

Tangled Art + Disability and the AGO have formed a new partnership to showcase the possibilities of a world that honours access, disability and difference. We are excited to present videos by six artists from Tangled’s community that showcase their artistic practices in response to artwork in the AGO Collection.

Ghanaian born (1979), Peter Owusu-Ansah is a Deaf visual artist. Being Deaf means seeing is how he understands life, even though the world is designed for people who hears. He believes he can communicate through our eyesight without words. He had to explore the curiosity of seeing life through paintings, photographing, and manipulating photographs into pop art. In 2009, when he zoomed in one of his pop art works, he was wowed by some colourful pixels. He became deeply curious about the greatest colours imaginable in the entry universe. Using the pixel colours in connecting the nature of life, Peter worked towards experiencing many great colours using photoshop. His works are shown across Canada and mostly on Instagram because of the lack of platform invitations. He lives and works in Toronto.

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Tangled Art + Disability is boldly redefining how the world experiences art and those who create it. We are a not for profit art + disability organization dedicated to connecting professional and emerging artists, the arts community and a diverse public through creative passion and artistic excellence. Our mandate is to support Deaf, Mad and disability-identified artists, to cultivate Deaf, Mad and disability arts in Canada, and to enhance access to the arts for artists and audiences of all abilities.