Latest News in Black Art: Kwesi Botchway Now Represented by Vielmetter Los Angeles, Anonymous Was a Woman Awards, Jordan Casteel and Steve Stoute Elected to Met Museum Board & More

  Latest News in Black Art features updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Representation VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES Kwesi Botchway (b. 1994) is now represented by Vielmetter Los Angeles. Botchway is known for his stylized portraits of contemporary African people, bold and colorful depictions grounded in community and culture. The striking paintings celebrate “beauty, vitality, and expansiveness in relation to Blackness.” Born in Accra, Ghana, where he continues to live and work, the artist’s academic background includes Ghanatta College of Art and Design in Accra and the Academy of Visual Arts in Frankfurt, Germany. Botchway’s engagement with Vielmetter began earlier this year when the gallery presented “Kwesi Botchway: There’s More Than What the Eye Witnesses” (May 13-June 24), his first solo show in the United States. The exhibition featured 18 new paintings and an installation exploring the Black gaze and showcasing his signature treatment of Black skin using “deep black undertones and winding purple brushstrokes which rest atop the skin akin to tattoos,…” (12/23) | More IMAGE: Above right, KWESI BOTCHWAY, “Elizabeth Okine,” 2023 (oil on canvas, 36 ¹⁄₂ x 35 x 2 ¹⁄₄ inches, framed). | © Kwesi Botchway, Courtesy the artist and Vielmetter […]

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