Amponsah, Larry
Born 1989 in Accra, Ghana
Lives and works in London, UK
Larry Amponsah is a multi-media artist whose practice investigates the contemporary politics of imagery. Drawing on his West African upbringing and international Black narratives, past and present, Amponsah attempts to demystify the tendency of stereotyping the myriad of histories and people of African origin. Using a large array of techniques of image-making, from the mechanical ones (printing processes), the digital and more conventional ones (drawing and painting), he uses collages as a way to emphasise notions of hybridity, movement, and fluidity, which for him, are the keys of the Black resilience. He received his MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London (2018) after studying for an MFA in Chinese Traditional Painting at Jiangsu University China (2016) and gaining his BFA in Painting at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi (2015). His work has been exhibited international, recently The Vinyl Factory & The Showroom, Courtauld Institute of Art and Delfina Foundation, all London.
Larry Amponsah, BLM, 2020, Acrylic Paint and archival paper mounted on canvas, 150 x 110 cm. Courtesy of 50 Golborne.|Larry Amponsah, Distant Relative, 2019, Inkjet print, melted glue sticks & acrylic paint on Hahnemuhle, Archival paper, 108 x 155cm, Courtesy 50 Golborne

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