Boadi was born in Accra in 1982, and studied at the Ghanatta College of Arts and Design, graduating with a Diploma in Fine Arts, in 2004. He is based in Accra.
Maxwell Boadi’s style reflects his inspiration from people and the environment. He is bold, adventurous and has an artistic maturity that sets him apart from his contemporaries.
His art encompasses a wide variety of themes – portraits inspired by friends and neighbours, artworks exploring his Christian faith and canvases detailing the urban evolution of the Accra landscape. His palette is energetic and vibrant, bringing a sense of urgency to his themes. He uses knives as his main tool to explain and to define his interpretation of art, to him art is everything and everything is art as long as it exists.