Black Lives Matter by Kwame Gyasi, 2020, Ink on Paper, 10 x 7 inches
This is a portrait artwork done using ink on paper. It was created during the COVID-19 pandemic when George Floyd was killed by a white police officer. As an artist I added my voice through this piece of artwork to let the world know that Black lives matter.
Lewis Oduro-Acheampong (a.k.a Kwame Gyasi), a portrait artist from Ghana. Growing up, he was passionate about art but never had the opportunity to study it in school. At school, when he was bored in class, he would draw. In 2013, while studying Economics with Mathematics at University of Ghana, he met an artist, Tijay who helped him rediscovered his passion for art. He had a great influence on him and the kind of work he focused on and helped develop his talent at his studio.
He focuses on portraits with expertise in graphite pencil, pastel, charcoal and acrylic paint on paper and canvas. He has have done various commission works and exhibited work at University of Ghana, Oxford Street Mall, National Theater and La Palm Royal Beach Hotel. I am a co-owner of Africa Arts Network, an initiative with goals to promote African Arts as well as my brand across the continent