Prince Gyasi
Born 1995 in Accra, Ghana
Lives and works in Accra, Ghana
Prince Gyasi is a visual storyteller who aims to represent his community and generation through his work. Gyasi shot his first photographs through an iPhone in order to break artistic conventions and question the elitism found in art. His practice features block colours and vibrant contrasts, aimed at making his audience enter his own reality with synesthesia - a condition that creates unconventional overlap between the senses.  His signature aesthetic invites the audience to enter his own reality. Through his unique colourful universe, he depicts the elegance and energy of his generation that is liberated from the old beliefs on sexuality, race, and traditional social norms. The artist considers his work as 'a therapy through colours,' and believes colours have a positive impact on people's mental health and happiness. His work also highlights the beauty of Black bodies, offering a counternarrative to the dominant western-centred notions of beauty.
Prince Gyasi, They Were Gold, 2022, Photograph, 80 x 64 cm, Edition of 10 + 4AP. Courtesy of Nil Gallery.

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