Vibrant Africa! – Derrick O. Boateng: Changing the story that is told of Africa

22-year-old Ghanaian rising-star, Derrick O. Boateng, is inspired by the richness of the African lifestyle. Radiating positivity and energy, Derrick’s ultra bright afro pop portraits offer a new perspective on Africa,- often viewed through a limited lens in film and media.

Heavy by Derrick O. Boateng

Heavy by Derrick O. Boateng

Cheaper than a digital camera, his father’s iPhone camera was his first foray into photography, a tool he kept throughout the years to owning the nickname of the” iPhone artist” today.

Asafo Ntoma by Derrick O. Boateng

Asafo Ntoma by Derrick O. Boateng

Through his art, he is inspired to represent the beauty and visual poetry of everyday African culture, lifestyles and behaviours thereby “changing the story that is told of Africa”. Though rooted in the local traditions of Ghana, the intimate images he captures are representation of life anywhere on the continent.

Nothing like waste by Derrick O. Boateng

Nothing like waste by Derrick O. Boateng

"Photography has always made me happy, since I was a child, and now it means something important to me because it is the way I have to defend the idea that Africa is not just something negative."

Embrace red by Derrick O. Boateng

Embrace red by Derrick O. Boateng

“vibrant Africa!” Solo Exhibition
Derrick Ofosu Boateng
iPhone Artist

4th June to 12nd July 2022

inside-out art gallery
132, rue Blaes. 1000 Brussels. Belgium

inside-out art gallery
a bold eye on our mutating world
Started in May 2021 with six artists: Vicky Martin, Iwajla Klinke, Patrick Van der Elst, Julia Buruleva, Derrick O. Boateng and Justin Dingwall.
inside-out is a visual activist. We strongly believe images change our vision of the world. Behind the pop colours, striking messages are hiding out.
"inside-out is a contemporary photo art gallery, reaching out to photography devotees worldwide. it was genuinely designed for the social internet. over time, we wanted to bring life to our artworks and we opened our gallery in the heart of brussels.
you can find us online at any time, in brussels from wednesday to sunday or at international art fairs from time to time."

The Founder
Enzo worked for more than 10 years as Consultant in the finance sector in Luxemburg, Brussels and Paris. The following 8 years he coordinated projects worldwide for a medical emergency NGO.
Art collector and entrepreneur with a humanist approach, his long-time passion for contemporary art led him to launch his gallery in May 2021.

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