Amoako Boafo’s Powerful Portraits Explore Black Identity

Lucy Rees, Galerie Magazine, April 1, 2020

The Ghana-born, Austria-based artist has already had buzzworthy moments at FIAC, Art Basel Miami, and the Rubell Museum.

 

Amoako Boafo’s enticing, colorful portraits pack a punch with their striking simplicity. But beneath the surface lies a deeper intention, as the Ghana-born, Austria-based artist attempts to find new ways to approach the complicated subjects of identity and race. “My role as an artist is to show alternate perspectives,” says Boafo. “I want to speak for the people who are unable to speak for themselves.”

 

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