With his market rapidly growing, the 36-year-old Ghanaian born, Vienna-based artist Amoako Boafo will have a solo show at Chicago’s Mariane Ibrahim Gallery. On view from September 10 to October 24, it is titled “I Stand by Me” and will feature recently completed portraits done in the artist’s Expressionism-inspired style.
Included in the showcase will be works such as Buff Titanium Coat (2019), Camoflauge Hat (2020), and Joy Adenike (2019), each of which depicts a young Black creative. For the latest group of large-scale paintings, Boafo uses a photo transfer technique to incorporate textile into his figurative works, marking a new development in the artist’s output.
Boafo first showed with Mariane Ibrahim at the gallery’s booth at Art Basel Miami Beach last year. By the end of the fair, the gallery reported that the full booth, featuring works priced between $15,000 to $45,000, had sold out. Cobalt Cobalt Blue Earring (2019) was purchased by the City of Miami Beach through its Legacy Purchase Program for $44,000. Boafo has only had one other solo show in the U.S., at Los Angeles’s Roberts Projects that same year.Continue Reading