About the Artist
Kwame Acheampong (1993) is a Ghanaian artist based in Jamestown, Accra. Kwame captures and documents the life around him while infusing new life into the images. His art is an exercise in what can be achieved by working with as little as possible, filming and editing entirely on his iPhone. He is an excellent example that talent and ingenuity are not limited by the tools available, but rather by the artist himself.
About the Artwork
Inspired by his seaside town, Kwame highlights the heart and soul of his birthplace, while adding a contemporary and playful aesthetic. He frequently frames people working, playing, and living on the shore, with objects and geological features that are only available in a coastal city like Accra. He is not afraid to experiment with his images, using different effects and colors to create eye-catching images. Although captured through a lens, Kwame’s images resemble paintings more than photographs.