Amoako Boafo

Jun 1st - Mar 31st

Free

Virtual Artist Interview

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"** Steaming online. Click ""Attend Event"" to watch Amoako guide you through his solo exhibition, ""I Stand By Me"", at the Mariane Ibrahim Gallery in Chicago.Run time: 4 minutes.** Amoako Boafo is a painter, born in Ghana and currently based in Vienna, Austria. Boafo’s portrait paintings are enticing in their lucidity, accentuating the figures in each work, who are regularly isolated on single color backgrounds, their gaze the focal point of each work. The brushstrokes are thick and gestural, the contours of the body’s almost soften into abstraction. The most well known of his series, the Black Diaspora portraits, serve as a means of celebration of his identity and Blackness. Boafo studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. In 2017 was awarded with the jury prize, Walter Koschatzky Art Prize. Widely collected by private and public collectors and institutions, most recently by Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, CCS Bard College Hessel Museum of Art, The Albertina Museum Vienna, and the Rubell Museum. Photo Credit: Dior Men

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Virtual Artist Interview
437 N. Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60622

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