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Kwesi Botchway: Using Art as a Tool for Change and Inspiring the Next Generation of Artists

Updated: May 27, 2022


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“As a Black artist, it is extremely important to add my voice to Black subjects because I aim to elevate Blackness and empower Black people, both Africans and Africans diaspora


In the month of February, we celebrated young black people that have been really impactful in supporting the growth of the black community. For our Final Black History Month Series, We Featured Ghanaian Artist and Activist @artistkwesibotchway.


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Kwesi Botchway is a Ghanaian artist who enjoys portraying intriguing realistic portrait paintings. He is also referred to as an activist because his artworks shows his passion for the advancement of the Black Community.


“Showing solidarity for me is not a choice but a call of duty.”

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Devine Protesting 2020 Acrylic and oil on canvas

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”I think it is a great journey to choose because this has been a dream since 2015….Young creatives need space and a lot of coaching and practice; this helps them to develop their skills.”

Kwesi Botchway founded WorldFaze Art Studio in Accra, an artist studio and residency space focusing on supporting young artists locally in 2011. He's currently working with international galleries like Gallery 1957 in Ghana and London, as well as Maruani Mercier Gallery in Belgium. In 2019, he was nominated for the GUBA Awards USA Nominee as Influential Artist, and in 2021, he got featured in numerous prestigious newspapers and magazines.

Full interview availabe now in “The Essence of Creativity” Click here

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Photographer: Benjamin Hugard

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Gallery- @maruanimercier

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