Lives & Works in Accra, Ghana
Prince Gyasi is a visual storyteller who aims to represent his community and generation through his work. He shot his first photographs on an iPhone in order to break artistic conventions and defy the elitism he believes exists in the art world. His works feature block colours and vibrant contrasts through which he aims to represent the unique way he experiences the world due to his synesthesia, a condition that leads to a constant overlap between the senses, particularly sound and vision.Often using the street kids of his home of Jamestown as his subjects, Gyasi captures the vivid details of a Black experience, challenging traditional beauty standards and showcasing the energy of their generation. Gyasi considers his work ‘therapy through colours' and believes the presence of colour can have a positive impact on mental health.
His work is included in many prominent art collections in the world. Recent exhibitions include Kyotographie in Kyoto, Japan and the Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Prince Gyasi will be presented by MAÂT Gallery.