Amoako Boafo Monstera Leaf Pillow
Amoako Boafo Monstera Leaf Pillow
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Amoako Boafo Monstera Leaf Pillow

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Based on the monstera leaf seen in Amoako Boafo's paintings, you can now add some color to any room. The front features the monstera leaf pattern and the back is the yellow reminiscent of the wall color from Boafo's exhibition at the CAMH.

• 100% polyester case and insert
• Fabric weight: 6.49–8.85 oz/yd² (220–300 g/m²)
• Hidden zipper
• Machine-washable case
• Shape-retaining polyester insert included (handwash only)

Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks is the debut museum solo exhibition for Ghanaian artist Amoako Boafo (b. 1984), one of the most influential artistic voices of his generation. Working primarily in portraiture, Boafo is known for his vibrant use of color and thick, improvisational gestures created by his finger painting technique. His work is actively centered on Black subjectivity, Black joy, the Black gaze, and radical care as a foundational framework for his artistic practice.

Soul of Black Folks presents over thirty works created between 2016–2022, including a site- specific wall painting made specifically for CAMH. The subjects featured in Boafo’s paintings represent the nuance and complexities of Black life globally. Conditions such as COVID-19, the constant resistance against systemic oppression, the active combating of Anti-Black rhetoric, and the commodification of Black bodies in the media are some of the concerns that heighten this exhibition’s urgency and relevance.