Afikaris is pleased to announce the organization of a group show hosted by Hotel Renaissance in Paris.
On show, works by Raphaël Adjetey Adjei Mayne, Moustapha Baidi Oumarou, Ibrahim Ballo, Bruce Clarke, Omar Mahfoudi and Nana Yaw Oduro.
Raphaël Adjetey Adjei Mayne was born 1983 in Accra-Ghana. Since 2013, he lives and works in Germany. Using Adinkra symbols from West Africa, His paintings on canvas and paper capture the essence of a moment in simple detail evoking peaceful reflection and in colorful movements filled with positive energy.
Moustapha Baidi Oumarou was born in 1997 in Maroua, in the extreme north of Cameroon. Today, Moustapha is a happy young artist entering a promising artistic career. Moustapha is inspired by his entourage and by his vision on the world, he is a conscious and humanist painter.
Ibrahim Ballo is a young Malian artist, born in 1986. The threads and knots, like connecting points, are like a second skin that covers his characters. In his work, fabric connections refer to human relationships fostered by the traditional cotton work in Mali, where sharing and transmission are at the forefront.
Bruce Clarke was born in London in 1959 from South African parents. He now lives in France. Clarke’s work engages with contemporary history, the writing and transmission of this history and hopes to stimulate thought on the contemporary world and its representations.
Omar Mahfoudi was born in 1981 in Tangier, Morocco. In his art, Omar is trying to reinvent and rewrite the history of human beings through emotions as he comes from a culture, where figurative art is forbidden.
Nana Yaw Oduro is a Ghanaian photographer born in 1995 and based in Accra. To create Nana is generally inspired by his feelings and his local environment. He likes to let the places express by themselves.
Afikaris at Hotel Renaissance
From 16 January to 10 March
Opening on Thursday 16th starting from 06:30 pm
10 rue René Boulanger