Amoako Boafo: 2019 Artist-in-Residence

Opening December 4, 2019

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Amoako Rubell 01Amoako Boafo was born in 1984 in Accra, Ghana and lives in Vienna, Austria, where he is currently studying at the Academy of Fine Arts. Amoako is a figurative painter in the realm of Egon Schiele in whose footsteps he followed when moving from Ghana to Vienna. He is the recipient of the Strabag ArtAward International 2019 and the Walter Koschatzky Kunstpreis 2017.The paintings on view here were created at the Rubell Museum in the Fall of 2019.

 

“The primary idea of my practice is representation, documenting, celebrating and showing new ways to approach blackness.”

 

The Rubell Museum is grateful to the Knight Foundation for their support of this program.

 

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Hudson in a baby blue suit
Hudson in a Baby Blue Suit, 2019
oil on canvas
78 1/2 x 61 1/2 in. (200 x 156 cm)
acquired in 2019

 

Jeremy
Jeremy, 2019
oil on canvas
78 1/2 x 61 1/2 in. (200 x 156 cm)
acquired in 2019

 

Red Rose
Red Rose, 2019
oil on canvas
78 1/2 x 61 1/2 in. (200 x 156 cm)
acquired in 2019

 

Self in a Gucci jacket
Self in Gucci Jacket, 2019
oil on canvas
67 x 46 1/2 in. (170 x 118 cm)
acquired in 2019

 

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Self portrait with blue hair tie, 2019
oil on canvas
66 x 66 in. (167.6 x 167.6 cm)
acquired in 2019

 

Self with Yellow Pullover
Self with Yellow Pullover, 2019
oil and paper on canvas
35 x 40 in. (88.9 x 101.6 cm)
acquired in 2019

 

Missy May
Missy May, 2019
oil and paper on canvas
35 x 38 in. (88.9 x 96.5 cm)
acquired in 2019