Aesthetically, I’m inspired by the social economic conditions of everyday Ghanaians, so I borrow from the texture, the color and the patterns from everyday objects like trotros, the most common means of local transportation in Kumasi. Trotro culture is a very vibrant and colorful scene which has a lot of interesting stories within the space. - Caleb Kwarteng Prah
Caleb Prah is a Ghanaian artist who is known for his photographic compositions representing the Ghanaian working class.
He and his lens bear witness to the beauty of working-class jobs by creating engaging portraits and integrating them into compositions that blend everyday objects and paintings. He is interested in images and objects and their relations to human life in the Ghanaian urban culture. The artist borrows postures and compositional concepts from Western art history to tell the African story.
He completed Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology earning a BFA in Painting from the Department of Painting and Sculpture. He participated in two of Blaxtarlines Kumasi, a project space for contemporary Art Trilogy exhibitions held in Accra at the Museum of Science and Technology; “Orderly Disorderly” (2017) and “Cornfields in Accra” (2016). He was also part of the exhibition “Memory and Amnesia: In the Presence of Absent Futures” held at the KNUST Main Library.