You are one in a melon 1, 2020

Derrick Ofosu Boateng

Photography : inkjet 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

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An avowed fan of soccer, music and the 7th art, Derrick embodies the youth of the continent who took over the net in a flash. His works are emblematic of the media mix, made with iPhone. Deeply marked by the Anglo-Saxon culture, he dares the color through scenes of daily life exclusively devoted to the "feel good". These characters celebrate the black body always haloed with bright, inspiring tones. Equipped with trumpets and tasty looking fruits, they go beyond the perception of movement: they are inhabited, embodied, overflowing with life and communicative energy. "I consider photography to be a decisive tool for exchanging with the greatest number of people in different parts of the world. The stories are exceptional, full of emotion and life. To me, it is important that my work represents Africa through a positive prism, it helps to strongly change the perception of the continent. Many people write to me on social networks to tell me that my photographs have changed their vision, it makes me very happy," he says. A keen observer on the lookout for what characterizes his environment, he is inspired by childhood and musical culture. As a one-man band, he makes it a point of honor to think, to refine the staging of his work. It is a portrait dedicated to a man from Niger, who came to work in Accra to create his fabric business, which contributed to the fame of this young photographer. Through exchanges, the story of this migrant deeply touched Derrick. A photograph of this blissful-looking man, with closed eyes carrying a multitude of fabrics folded over his head crystallized this human encounter because "he declared that he had found peace and freedom in Ghana" confides the photographer.
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193 Gallery • PARIS, France

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Medium
Dimensions cm inch
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
Framing
Black steel frame with glass
Artwork dimensions including frame
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.2 inch
Type
Numbered and limited to 7 copies
1 copy available
Authenticity
Work sold with an invoice from the gallery and a certificate of authenticity
Signature
Signed artwork
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Africa

Afro

Abstract art

Watermelon

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African Aesthetic

Emerging Black Artists

Colorful photo compositions

Harlem Renaissance

Photographers Artists

Ghanaian artists

An avowed fan of football, music and the 7th art, Derrick embodies the youth of the continent who have taken over the internet in no time. His works are emblematic of the media mix, produced with Iphone.

Deeply marked by Anglo-Saxon culture, he dares to use color through everyday scenes exclusively devoted to “feel good". These characters celebrate the black body, always crowned with bright, inspiring tones. Equipped with trumpets and tasty-looking fruits, they go beyond the perception of movement: they are inhabited, embodied, they overflow with life and communicative energy.

“I consider photography to be a determining tool for interacting with as many people as possible in different places around the world. The stories are exceptional, full of emotion and life. In my eyes, it is important that my work represents an Africa in a positive light, this contributes to greatly changing the perception of the continent. Many people write to me on social networks to tell me that my photographs have changed their vision, that makes me very happy, "he explains.

A keen observer on the lookout for what characterizes his environment, he is inspired by childhood, by musical culture. A man-orchestra, he makes a point of thinking and refining the staging of his works.

It is a portrait dedicated to a man from Niger, who came to work in Accra in order to create his fabric company there, which contributed to the fame of this young photographer.

Over the course of these discussions, the story of this migrant touched Derrick deeply. A photograph of this blissful-looking man, his eyes closed, wearing a multitude of fabrics folded over his head, crystallized this human encounter because "he declared to have found peace and freedom in Ghana" confides the photographer.

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