Neequaye Dreph Dsane was born in Nottingham in 1973. He is a versatile visual artist working across a wide range of media. With a focus on portraiture, he is best known for his large-scale murals and oil paintings. His portraits and their accompanying backstories present an alternative narrative, a tribute to living unsung heroes and heroines. His works are arresting and beautifully drafted, with an honesty and depth of emotion that bring his subjects to life. With an Art, Design and Media degree, he is influenced, as much by is comic books and New York subway art as he is the old masters. After 3 decades of street based painting, Dreph is widely regarded as a stalwart of the scene and has painted in Asia, Africa, the UAE, Central and South America and throughout Europe. He is currently working on ‘Migration’, a national series of paintings exploring the human stories of those who have travelled from abroad and made the UK their home. Dreph is a former secondary school art teacher with extensive experience working with young people with special education needs and disabilities and those with diverse social and emotional needs. Dreph lives and works in London.

 

 

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