Amoako Boafo’s “what could possibly go wrong, if we tell it like it is?” exhibition continues its journey in Accra


Ghana’s vibrant and culturally rich capital Accra has welcomed a captivating exhibition by renowned artist Amoako Boafo.

Following his highly successful solo exhibition at Gagosian Gallery in New York, Boafo proudly brought an extension of his show, titled “what could possibly go wrong, if we tell it like it is,” to his homeland of Ghana.

The exhibition at Dot Ateliers which commenced on May 25, 2023, will not only showcase the artworks that were displayed in New York but will also introduce a collection of new paintings, adding an element of surprise and anticipation for both art enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Amoako Boafo, known for his distinctive and emotive portraiture, has garnered international acclaim for his ability to capture the essence of his subjects with vibrant colours and bold brushstrokes.

His works explore themes of identity, race, and representation, resonating with viewers on a profound level.

For Boafo, this exhibition holds great significance as it marks a homecoming—an opportunity to share his artistic journey and creative vision with the local community that has shaped and influenced him.

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By bringing his work back to Accra, he aims to forge a stronger connection between his art and the cultural roots that have inspired him throughout his career.

The title “what could possibly go wrong, if we tell it like it is” reflects Boafo’s unapologetic approach to artistic expression.

Through his art, he fearlessly addresses societal issues, challenging preconceived notions and shedding light on underrepresented narratives.

“The upcoming exhibition will include works, first shown in New York with the addition of new paintings. I am very excited to share this moment with the communitY,” he shared on his verified Instagram account.

Boafo’s paintings serve as a powerful voice, encouraging open dialogue and creating a platform for discussions about identity and representation in today’s world.

The exhibition is slowly becoming a visual feast, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the vibrant colours, intricate details, and emotional depth of Boafo’s artworks.

Each stroke on the canvas tells a story, inviting viewers to contemplate the complexities of the human experience and the power of visual storytelling.

Dot Ateliers provides an intimate and engaging space for visitors to engage with the art, fostering a connection between the artist, the works, and the audience.

As Amoako Boafo returns to his roots in Accra, he invites the community to join him on this artistic journey—an opportunity to celebrate and appreciate the beauty and power of art, while also contemplating the pressing issues that shape our society.


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