Hyacinthe Ouattara

Biography

HYACINTHE OUATTARA WAS BORN IN 1981 IN BURKINA FASO.


He is a self-taught visual artist. and currently lives in France. After several workshop experiences, with training in life drawing, Hyacinthe Ouattara first represented the human body in a dreamlike, ghostly and childlike way before penetrating its entrails and focusing his work on the anatomy of cellular tissues through "human cartographies".

Material, texture and colour are of great importance in his paintings.


His drawings are spontaneous, gestural and question the human being, sometimes a patchwork appears. His installations often play with suspensions, questioning balance and instability. They are also a reflection on memory and, as he focuses on textiles, on an organic aspect.

Textiles also allow him to question the ambivalence between appearance and disappearance, representation and intimacy and identity in the broadest sense. His sculptures consist of twisted and knotted textiles that take up this obsession with the organic and question the notion of connection. He has participated in exhibitions in Paris, Berlin, Dakar, Ouagadougou, Accra, Luxembourg, Kalgoorlie and more.

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