Yaw Tony (Yaw Asante)

About the Artist

Yaw Tony is a designer/artist based in Toronto trained in Architecture, Graphic Design and Fine Art, and works in those areas, as well as product design and creative consulting. His work has been exhibited in Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Atlanta, Austin, and Toronto, and has been published widely (.Cent Magazine 2016, Making Africa; A Continent of Contemporary Design 2015, and cover feature of Designlines 2018 and Studio, Craft and Design in Canada 2021).

Colour and its connection to humanity is an intimate thing. Yaw Tony’s artistic practice is rooted both in the idea of human value as well as how that idea is refined and re-expressed through colour. Like proverbs and parables, he plays with the obfuscation of truths, weaving duality into his work. Preeminent in his work is the place of storytelling.