VAS (2003) Ghanaian/Russian artist from Accra and currently based in Moscow. His work centres around topics such as female objectivity, consumerism and politics. He draws inspiration from late 80s Ghanaian magazines and the genre of ‘vaporwave’. He takes elements of vaporwave art such as grid lines and futuristic colour schemes, in order to convey the emergence of hyper consumerist culture in contemporary Ghanaian society, whilst also highlighting its effects on our lives. He feels as though the late 80s and 90s were an important time in Ghanaian society as we saw the emergence of large-scale privatisation and the introduction of foreign companies that enjoyed high profit margins based on an emerging middle class and a lack of market regulation. The effect of this practice is as prevalent now as it was then, hence he uses vintage images and subject matter in a contemporary way to illustrate the paradox.