Jonathan Okoronkwo

Overview
Jonathan Okoronkwo is currently pursuing his MFA in painting and sculpture at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). As an emerging artist, Okoronkwo is curious about extending his practice beyond conventional art practices such as drawing and painting. He extends the reach of his work to photography, woodwork,  welding, assemblage and construction. His interest in the evidence of time and usage on machines informs his choice of medium and material. The artist reuses and transforms materials and substances already charged with history through usage over time by the machines he sources from. Okoronkwo’s unique large scale paintings seek to ultimately express his fascination with human mortality and its expression through the invention of machines. 
 
Exhibitions
Biography
Unlimited, his first group exhibition with the gallery took place in 2022 in Accra. Previous group exhibitions include ARXAFRICA: The Powerhouse, KNUST Museum, Kumasi, Ghana (2022); Failure is the Key, KNUST Botanical Gardens, Kumasi, Ghana (2021); Zoom, Scholarship Holders’ Exhibition, State Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe, Germany (2019); Wie Soll Ich Meine Seele Halte/Mut, Kunstvereine Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Germany (2019); Ustival, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana (2018); Orderly Disorderly, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana (2017); Something Played, Kumasi, Ghana (2017); Cornfields in Accra, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana (2016) and The Arts Council of the African Studies Association 17th Triennial Symposium, Institute Of African Studies University Of Ghana, Accra, Ghana (2017).