Ey Up Harold Offeh

Though I’ve never been directly taught my Harold, I’ve felt I’ve been able to learn a lot from him, and his many works and projects over the ten years since first meeting him; having this chance to speak with him much more at length and start to understand how his own educational and artistic experiences have informed his generous and arguably unique approach to art and education – and why in his case they are one in the same – I, not surprisingly, learnt quite a lot.

Maybe more so than any other artist, I really look up to Harold as a model for how to produce socially engaged work, usually with nothing more than himself, in ways that seem to cut through many of the social or class obstacles which often seem to surround the notion of art.

Harold will be exhibiting as part of the upcoming exhibition Material Environments at The Tetley, Leeds.