London based British Ghanaian artist Neequaye Dreph Dsane is best known for his large-scale portrait paintings, oil portraits and letterforms. His work draws inspiration from 80′s British underground comics such as 2000 AD, dramatic lighting of old masters such as Caravaggio and the energy and scale of 70’s New York subway graffiti.
His paintings are arresting and beautifully drafted, with an honesty and depth of emotion that bring his subjects to life. Dreph is a versatile visual artist working successfully in a wide range of media. However it is his distinctive style, vibrant color palette and attention to detail that is the common thread throughout all of his work.
The former secondary school art teacher presents an alternative black British narrative. His murals are a tribute to living unsung heroes and heroines, larger than life and in technicolor in our public spaces.
After 3 decades of street based work, Dreph is regarded as a stalwart of the scene and has painted in Asia, Africa, the UAE, Central and South America and throughout Europe.