October 6, 2016 Video
— Issue 4
Ghanaian artist Jeremiah Quarshie’s hyper-realistic paintings explore the boundaries between physical and digital production; considering the construction of imagery, his work investigates the nature of art itself.
Through detailed portraiture, emphasising the connectedness between people otherwise divided by social, economic or geographical conditions, Quarshie reveals an acute social awareness.
Using friends and ordinary women he scouts for as models, Quarshie documents individuals in actual and invented roles – including beauty queens, businesswomen, and labourers – to demonstrate ideas of hope against failing political systems.
Special Thanks Gallery 1957