Derrick Ofosu Boateng - Trust (Red), 2019 (detail)

Derrick Ofosu Boateng

December 10, 2020

Derrick Ofosu Boateng is a Ghanaian artist whose photographic works, made with an iPhone, are emblematic of the media mix. An avid fan of soccer, music, and the 7th art, he embodies the youth of the continent. Greatly influenced by the Anglo-Saxon culture, Boateng pushes the limits of color, depicting the scenes of daily life devoted to "feeling good." These works feature characters that celebrate the black body, haloed with bright, inspiring tones. Seeking to represent Africa through a positive prism, he hopes to change the perception of the continent. The artist feels that photography has the highest potential of reaching most people in different parts of the world, shedding new light on Africa through exceptional stories, brimming with emotion and life.

Featured image: Derrick Ofosu Boateng - Trust (Red), 2019 (detail). Mixed media. 15 7/10 × 11 4/5 in. 40 × 30 cm. Edition of 30. This work is part of a limited edition set. Photo courtesy 193 Gallery