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Aspirational portraiture by Philip Kwame Apagya

24 JUN 2011 | Posted By: Luke

Aspirational portraiture by Philip Kwame Apagya

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The studio portraiture of Ghanaian photographer-meets-artist Philip Kwame Apagya are like scenes from a West African, Faux Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.

The subjects of his portraits are presented before brightly coloured, painted 2-D backdrops featuring the interiors of chronic consumers. They appear inside living rooms crammed with furnishings, expensive electronics and hi-fi equipment, mobile phones and desktop computers – but the real thinker in this virtual reality is that, for these subjects, does it all represent a material reality beyond the subjects' means?

More info on Philip Kwame Apgya.
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