Neequaye Dreph Dsane | Black History Month
Neequaye's work attempts to present an alternative narrative and a reflection of the contemporary black British experience. Painting in the street is the foundation of his practice and has given him the autonomy and inspiration to tell these stories.
For Neequaye, Black history does not start with slavery and finish with the American Civil Rights movement. He is also interested in the wealth of history that can be found closer to home. Conversations with his parents about their journey and experiences coming to the UK from Ghana in the 70s are always fascinating. They highlight for Neequaye the importance of intergenerational conversations, and documenting the wealth of knowledge and wisdom from our elders that is often lost on younger generations.