By Heike Dempster
Patrick Quarm’s exhibition “Paradox: Surfaces of Self” at N’Namdi Contemporary Art’s new Little Haiti space presents nine new works by the artist focusing on cultural hybridity, identity construction and its fluidity, and the interconnectedness of past, present and future.
Born in Sekondi, Ghana in 1988, Quarm currently lives and practices in the United States. He graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana with a BFA in Painting and a Masters of Fine Art degree at Texas Tech University; his work has been showcased at K.N.U.S.T Museum Kumasi, Ghana; Peckham International Art Fair (PIAF), London, England; and the Caviel Museum of African American History, Lubbock, Texas, amongst others. He has also served as a teaching assistant and Adjunct Professor for painting and drawing courses in both Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Texas Tech University.