Essilfie Banton is a rising star in the art world, and he’s someone you should definitely keep an eye on. He has a unique talent for turning trash into luxury art pieces that people love. While others see waste as nothing more than garbage, Essilfie sees opportunity.
It may seem strange, but trash can be a valuable commodity. Art is one of the most profitable industries worldwide, and it generates millions of dollars. Ghana needs to find ways to turn waste into something valuable and create employment opportunities for its people.
Essilfie Banton is not only dedicated to turning trash into art, but he also trains young Ghanaians to use their artistic talents to create beautiful pieces worthy of admiration, preservation, and monetary value. I recently attended one of his exhibitions in Mpraeso, Kwahu, during the Easter celebrations, and I was blown away by what I saw.
The artwork on display was incredible, and I was amazed by how Essilfie had turned trash into beautiful pieces. He deserves national recognition and support for his work, and I hope more people will learn about him.
Essilfie’s approach to art is unique, and he uses it as a way of helping to solve problems in Ghana. For example, he collects trash from the environment to help with issues like poor sanitation, improper waste disposal, and poor recycling. He also provides employment opportunities for others, paying people to collect and wash the trash for him.
Essilfie is passionate about his work, and it shows in the time he puts into each piece. A single work of art can take up to two months to complete, and he spends many hours a day crafting the perfect alignment.
Despite his success, Essilfie faces challenges in his line of work. Many people don’t understand the value of waste, and some even discriminate against career choices like his. He wishes that people would be more open-minded and understand the long-term consequences of improper waste disposal.
In addition to Essilfie’s art, the Trash 4 Art exhibition showcased the works of other talented artists, including Ellisha Boie, who turns second-hand clothing into creative pieces, and Philip NeeWhang, Pabs Official, Gakpeson, Be_solomon, Acydik, Kwabena Nimo, Arrow, Potter, and Emmanuel Lartey. You can purchase Essilfie’s art via his social media page, Essilfie Banton.