TOGO: Tété Azankpo

Tété Azankpo is a Lomé-based artist and “visual art surgeon“, originally trained as a welder, who creates absolutely stunning metal and enamel collage portraits that work in global commodities, African culture, and themes of masquerade and perception.

Mademoiselle Lina, 2019 – Source

“We need to let the artwork breathe. We cannot lock it into a given interpretation. I leave it to you, the viewer, to imagine why a specific medium was used, what the narrative is and what impact it achieves.” 

Camille Tété Azankpo, African Art Beats
Mascarade 4, 2008 – Source

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