Kwesi Botchway Ghana, b. 1994
Botchway is interested in depicting compelling figurative portrait paintings from different generations. His point of focus is the Eyes, Nose and Mouth which is where our emotions are best portrayed, Botchway also believes it helps us better visually experience one another's feelings; an exchange of information without using words.
His Paintings help create an intriguing dialogue between the subject's message and the viewer. Botchway work compels the viewer to become physically and emotionally invested in the subject's story. He aims to capture the spirit, essence and heritage of his subjects and use this as an opportunity to lend the world a glance into the lives and struggles of people whose stories are yet to be fully told.
His paintings are meant to trigger emotions of pride or shame, honor or disgust and sometimes even humor, It's all about the story of his subjects, which words cannot fully explain.
Kwesi Botchway, is the Founder of worldfaze art studio. He was born in Accra-Ghana and studied Art, at the (Ghanatta College of Art and Design).
Homecoming: The Aesthetic of the Cool26 Mar - 9 May 2021In celebration of its 5th anniversary, Gallery 1957, proudly presents the contributions of Ghana's compelling voices in contemporary art. Homecoming: The Aesthetic of the Cool, showcases new work of Amoako...
Kwesi Botchway-Becoming as well as Being28 Oct - 18 Dec 2020Gallery 1957 are pleased to announce a solo exhibition with Ghanaian artist Kwesi Botchway at their London gallery, opening 28 October 2020. Taking its title from an essay by the...
Kwesi Botchway-Dark Purple is Everything Black19 May - 9 Jun 2020In Kwesi Botchway’s vibrant paintings, colour is everything. Colour is language, character, culture, community. In particular, purple is the new black—the new everything black . Botchway’s world of monochromatic backgrounds...
Dark Purple is Everything Black, Gallery 1957 (Accra, 2020)
Cgunu/Nkambom Art Exhibition (Cape Town 2020)
Chalewote Street Art Festival (Pidginimaginarium, 2019)
Sabolai Radio Music Festival (2019)
James Town Café Exhibition (Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall visit to Ghana 2018)
Chalewote Street Art Festival (Accra,PARAOTHER2018)
Artist Alliance Gallery (Accra, 2018)
Hos Oona Galleri & Sundhed (Denmark, 2017)
Chalewote street art festival (wata mata 2017)
Qaba Exhibition (Alliance Francaise 2017)
Ghana Culture Forum / National Theatre (Group 2017)
555 Art exhibition (2016)
Africa Contemporary Art Gabah (Hamburg, 2016)
Let’s Talk shit project, Alliance Francaise (Accra, 2016)
Hos Oona Galleri og Sundhed (Denmark, 2016)
Chalewote Street Art Festival (Spirit Robot, 2016)
Dzala Butiq, Brazil House (Accra, 2016)
Golden Tulip Hotel (2015)
Ghana national Museum (Accra, 2015)
Ghanatta College of art and Design (Art Center 2014)
GUBA Awards USA Nominee — Influential Artist 2019
Artist Talk: Dark Purple Is Everything Black25 Jun 2021Enjoy a 30 minute virtual Q+A with artist Kwesi Botchway and curator Katherine Finerty, who wrote the exhibition essay for Kwesi's recently opened solo show...
For Ghanaian Portraitist Kwesi Botchway, Fashion and Power Go Hand in Hand13 Nov 2020“Kwesi is the right artist for this time...[his] declaration of the Black identity is like a testimony of the contemporary life” says Marwan Zakhem for...
Kwesi Botchway Revels in the Many Colors of Blackness – for Vogue US27 Oct 2020'Botchway takes what he knows of the subject and builds on it, recreating their identity to tell a larger story through color, shape, and light,...
Kwesi Botchway, NYC Debut : The Armory Show9 - 12 Sep 2021Gallery 1957 is pleased to debut new works by Kwesi Botchway . These new works by the mercurial young Ghanaian painter will be on show at Gallery 1957's booth at The Armory Show in New York City this week. Following solo shows with the gallery in Accra and London, we are pleased to bring Kwesi Botchway to the USA debut with a solo presentation. “I don’t want to just produce realistic work but works that speak loud and can prompt dialogue ,” the artist states . “My focus is to...