Born and raised as a Rastafarian between London, Cambridge and Ghana, Amartey Golding was born in London in 1988 to an Anglo Scottish mother, Ghanaian father and Jamaican stepfather.
Amartey's work documents his introspective process of identifying and understanding the unifying primal themes of humanity using his own personal context as a starting point. Exploring the seemingly contradictory fabric of our human condition, Amartey invites viewers to join him in this self implicating endeavour.
After 3 years studying Architecture Space and Objects at Central Saint Martins, Amartey dropped out of his degree, to focus on his artistic practice. Shortly after, he moved to Dubai to participate in the Tashkeel residency program for 18 months as the inaugural artist. Since moving back to Britain in 2014, he has exhibited in Denmark, Germany, Montreal and around the UK.
Preferring to work with mediums he is untrained in, to date his practice has incorporated chainmail making, upholstery, film, photography, ballet and fashion.