Bold Palettes at Gallery 1957
13 April 2021
Bold Palettes at Gallery 1957 1
Kwesi Botchway, Self Portrait (2020). 57 x 42 cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallery 1957. 
Bold Palettes at Gallery 1957 2
Kwesi Botchway, Self Portrait (2020). 57 x 42 cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallery 1957. 
Bold Palettes at Gallery 1957 3
Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, Untitled (2020). Acrylic and oil on canvas. 193.04 x 185.42 cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallery 1957. 

Three of West Africa's next generation art world stars are exhibiting at Gallery 1957 in a group show titled Homecoming: The Aesthetic of the Cool, running until 9 May. ⁠⁠

Fellow graduates of Ghanatta College of Art and Design, Amoako Boafo, Kwesi Botchway, and Otis Quaicoe have made headlines for their meteoric rise and sensational auction results in the last few years.

Celebrated for their bold chromatic palettes and vivacious representation of their subjects, all three artists seamlessly reclaim the ideologies of Blackness while redefining West Africa's position within the contemporary art world. ⁠⁠

In recent years, Ghana has taken centre stage as Africa's artistic hub, producing some of the biggest names in art today, including Ibrahim Mahama, El Anatsui, and Gideon Appah.⁠⁠


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