Boafo, who studied painting in Accra and then in Vienna, evokes Egon Schiele in his intimate portraits. Now back in Accra, he reflects on the people who inspire him.
The painter looks back on five decades of experimentation and how that’s generated new levels of confidence and clarity in her art.
Party creates vivid pastels and transformational installations that lure viewers deep into the backstories of his subjects.
Painting from the present and from history.
A painter discusses her approach to making portraits.
Painting as storytelling.
Investigating the photographic portrait.
Portraits that capture the everyday.
Painting and sculpting faces.
Photographing Andy Warhol’s celebrity circle.
A new series of photographs tracks the Underground Railroad.
The artist talks about depicting imagined and real historical figures.
Radically imagined safe spaces for black queerness.
Intimate portraits of performers.
The mask as multiple levels of embodiment.
The portrait photographer on how he captures the spirit and power of a writer’s work.
Identities, self-portraits, and fiction.
Reimagining the human body.