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Representing individuals from the surrounding countries of his native Ghana, Amoako Boafo attributes to his portraits a natural grace, poise and elegance. Artists who are able to achieve this palpable sense of tenderness within the scope of their working process are few and far between, yet Boafo does exactly this, communicating both warmth and vulnerability in his intimate portrayals of what he terms the “Black Diaspora.” As with other contemporary portrait artists, including Alice Neel, Jordan Casteel, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Noah Davis, Boafo attempts to create a new vernacular, reframing his own experience and that of his subjects to include a more variegated understanding of the Black Experience.