Emmanuel Sunkari with Santa as his brush name, is a visual artist from the upper west region. He’s a mixed media artist as he’s into pencil drawing, pen, canvas paintings as well as murals
But currently, Santa is more into painting coz as he will say; “I fine joy in working with colour’
Santa the Masked Artist has always loved art since child hood and all I he dreamt of as a child was to become an artist. And so from childhood till date, he’s been drawing and making art.
Emmanuel earned his first art certificate in 2008 when he graduated from Wa senior high school as a visual art student.
From there, he proceeded to Tamale polytechnic where he graduated with a HND in industrial art.
According to Santa, during his years of study, he came to the realization that discipline and constant practice are some of the important things to consider if u want to gain mastery of anything. So, he has been practicing so hard since then.
In the year 2007, he was awarded first runner up as best artist in Ghana in an art competition organized by Ghana Anti-corruption Coalition in Accra. It was on the fight against corruption in Ghana. He participated in this competition during Senior High School days.
He recently participated in the just ended mountain fuji art festival (2021) which is an annual art festival in Japan. His Art work was awarded a certificate of excellence as the best art from Ghana which eventually made it to the finals in Tokyo, Japan.
In 2019, Santa did solo art exhibition in the upper west region Wa at the upland hotel, which attracted many art lovers in the region.
He was also part of the three artists Who did sketches To be developed into posters for Water Aid, a non governmental organization, that was embarking on good hygiene in communities in the Upper West region.
Santa was as well leader of the team of artists which did murals at the office-space of NUMA Purified clean water, in the Upper West region. A company which aimed at producing purified clean water in our communities under 4ward development West Africa.
In 2022, the Masked Artist became the art consultant for GIZ, a non governmental organization on their campaign on resilience against climate change (REACH) project, which is co-funded by the European Union.
His duties included but not limited to putting concepts or ideas in pictures, supervising and executing mural paintings on the targeted communities within the upper west Region.
Finally, Emmanuel Sunkari has thought art at the various level of education. At the Primary,JHS,and SHS level . He’s currently the CEO of bingo art collections and STMA art.
“My art is inspired by the beautiful nature surrounding me” He beams
Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you Santa The Masked Artist. The guy with magical fingers and a brush that leaves different shades of masterpiece of art works which tickles your wildest fantasies.
Come witness this magic at the conference hall of the Upper West Regional Library on the 23rd of December 2022.
Originally posted 2022-11-13 20:48:29.