Amoako Boafo
SLASH-PARIS

Guillaume Benoit, SLASH-PARIS, May 10, 2022

The artist, who theorizes the need to think and activate the representation of the body of black individuals, pursues a pictorial exploration that combines societal engagement, plastic staging of the flows of life on the skin and reappropriation of the codes of lightness.

 

The Inside Out series presented at Mariane Ibrahim Gallery inflects its construction through the negative by embracing, for the duration of a season that could sound rebirth (the paintings were made during confinement), the lightness and languor of a romantic and ethereal extension of the semi-solitude of outdoor games. The exhibition, marked by the imagination of Europe and its leisure, sunbathing and ripe fruit, opens to a representation of vegetation that marks an evolution in the practice of his painting.