Amoako Boafo Plate, Monstera Leaf Sleeve, 2021 – Limited Edition Plate
Art & Objects
Fine bone china plate for Coalition for the Homeless, 10.5" diameter, Edition of 250, Printed signature and edition details on verso. Custom artist box with printed signature, Dishwasher and microwave safe, Produced by Prospect, 2021.
Amoako Boafo (b.1984 Accra, Ghana; based in Vienna, Austria and Accra, Ghana) has built a practice synthesizing the ways that art both reflects and perpetuates the power of representation. Exclusively portraying individuals from the Diaspora and beyond, Boafo invites a reflection on Black subjectivity, diversity and complexity. His portraits are notable for their bold colors and patterns, which celebrate his subjects, as a means to challenge representation that objectifies and dehumanizes Blackness.Able to capture critical subtleties and nuanced emotion in a manner that grabs and engages the viewer, it is however Boafo’s tenderness in how he renders his subjects that is the most striking quality of his work. His powerful, concise style expresses the vibrancy of daily life with an easy familiarity, touching on topics such as community, social and political struggles, and the intimacy between like-minded friends.