LARRY AMPONSAH

Larry Amponsah (b: 1986, Accra-Ghana) currently lives and works in London. A multi-media artist, his practice investigates contemporary politics of imagery through the experimentation of a wide array of techniques of image-making including mechanical ones (printing processes), digital ones and the drawing and painting he was first classically trained in.

 

Drawing on his West African upbringing and on international black narratives, past and present, Amponsah attempts to demystify the tendency of stereotyping the myriad of histories and people of African origin. Collage appears as a leitmotiv in his work and was inspired to him by the popular paper calendars that are stuck onto each other on the walls of simple shops and homes in Ghana. Collage emphasizes the notions of hybridity, movement, and fluidity which for the artist are the keys of the black resilience and excellence.         

 

Larry Amponsah received his MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London (2018) after studying at Jiangsu University China (2016) and at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in  Kumasi in Ghana (2015).

 

Recent exhibitions include were at Billboard, Bloc Projects, Sheffield, The Vinyl Factory & The Showroom, the London Courtauld Institute of Art and the Delfina Foundation, London.

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