Roberts Projects is pleased to present its first solo exhibition by painter Amoako Boafo. Representing individuals from the surrounding countries of his native Ghana, Boafo attributes to his portraits a natural grace, poise and elegance. Artists who are able to achieve this palpable sense of tenderness within the scope of their working process are few and far between, yet Boafo does exactly this, communicating both warmth and vulnerability in his intimate portrayals of what he terms the “Black Diaspora.” As with other contemporary portrait artists, including Alice Neel, Jordan Casteel and Noah Davis, Boafo attempts to create a new vernacular, reframing his own experience and that of his subjects to include a more variegated understanding of the Black Experience.
Amoako Boafo was born in Accra, Ghana, and is currently based in Vienna, Austria. He studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna under the directorship of Prof. Kirsi Mikkola and Prof. Ashley Hans Scheirl. His work investigates the relation of the personal and the structural by centering Black subjectivity.
Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00am – 6:00pm.
Roberts Projects is located between Fairfax Avenue and La Cienega Boulevard.
Parking is available on the street and at Dunn Edwards located 1/2 block east of the gallery.