Akwasi’s driving force has been to cover the under-represented areas in the Ghanaian art industry. This aim has led to the solidification of his designs within Ghana. His collection of art is a combination of humour and concept; communicating social concepts from a jovial standpoint. This type of art has caught the attention of various Ghanaian personalities and he has the opportunity of producing work for artists such as D Black.
This skilled young man aims to emerge as a leading name in the art industry in Ghana. Akwasi Boateng discusses why he deserves your vote….
Congratulations on your nomination for the Artist Extraordinaire Award. How do you feel about your nomination?
I feel very honoured to be placed alongside great artists in and outside of Ghana. It ensures me that I am doing something that people like and that is a great feeling.
Tell us why you deserve the Artist Extraordinaire Award
I think I deserve the Artist Extraordinaire Award because my work puts smiles on the faces of people. I try to communicate serious and important issues in a funny way and it works. I deserve this award because of the joy I bring to people through my artwork.
What inspired you to pursue art?
My inspiration is drawn from trying to present nature from my own point of view. I want to let people see my perspective and views on the social issues around us.
I was inspired by David Mallan, an artist who reflects his beliefs and thoughts through his work. I gained interest in art as a result because, I believe that art is the representation of one’s own reality.
What do you think about the GUBA Awards?
GUBA Awards is an organisation that is here to help promote talent in art and various areas. GUBA Awards is an initiative that needs to be encouraged and promoted, as it helps to identify and recognise the talents of young people in Ghana and the UK.
Akwasi’s work demonstrates his dedication to his craft. If he deserves the Artist Extraordinaire award, vote for him at http://osikiapp.com/guba/nominees.php
Tickets for the GUBA 2015 awards are also available for purchase via www.gubaawards.co.uk
Find out more of his work at Facebook.com/sarboatdesigns /Instagram: @sarboat