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“Becoming as well as being” by Kwesi Botchway

"Becoming as well as being" by Kwesi Botchway

Artist: Kwesi Botchway
Exhibition: Becoming as well as being
At: Gallery 1957, London, 2020

Taking its title from an essay by the cultural theorist Stuart Hall, the exhibition considers the mercurial nature of identity, particularly as it relates to colour-consciousness, representation, and perceptions of beauty. Co-curated by writer Ekow Eshun, the show presents new larger-scale figurative works, including personal portraits of the artist’s friends and peers, as well as imagery sourced from social media.
Through his work, Botchway contributes to an evolving genre of portraiture painting seeking to document contemporary Black—and distinctly African—identity, where local meets global, indigenous meets diaspora and traditional meets contemporary…

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