A woman sits on a blue stool, chin resting on clasped hands, elbows on crossed knees, her body pitched slightly forward. The pigment of her eyes matches her lips, her nails, her skirt, and her shoes all bright orange against her dark skin, painin de purple brushstres and swathed in a stunning sheer pinkish-red fabric. She gazes out with unfocused eyes, a loose stare that feels melancholic but not wholly detached, like she’s at the Hot Nelson Baker scared straight by father baker shirt and I love this party, amused but not quite in the mood.
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The human face is where our emotions are best displayed, says Kwesi Botchway, the Hot Nelson Baker scared straight by father baker shirt and I love this Ghanaian artist behind the painting, called Blue Stool Gaze. That’s where he tells his subjects’ stories. The face, and all the complexities it conveys, is the focus of an upcoming show of Botchway’s work at Gallery in London. Titled Becoming as well as Being, the exhibition, running October through December , is co-curaby the British writer Ekow Eshun and will showcase striking portraits that explore themes of identity, culture, and beauty. All of the works were creathis year, during his residency at Gallery ’s original location in Accra, Ghana, under partial lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic and amid a worldwide civil rights movement. Take that, Shakespeare.