1-54 NEW YORK ART FAIR 2021
We are pleased to participate in the 1-54 New York online Art Fair, from May 17th to May 23th. A group show featuring new works by Moustapha Baidi Oumarou, Saïdou Dicko, Cristiano Mangovo, Jean David Nkot and Marc Posso is on view.
MOUSTAPHA BAIDI OUMAROU
Acrylic and posca on canvas
200 x 300 cm
The colourful canvases by Moustapha Baidi Oumarou (b.1997, Cameroon) highlight the good inside each of us. Due to his flowery patterns and the scenes he paints, the artist definitely proposes a humanist painting. Naturally, his delicate and subtle outlines immersed in a lush nature evoke a moment of sharing, conviviality, or even introspection.
Saïdou Dicko (b. 1970, Burkina Faso) is fascinated by the shadows since his childhood. They pushed him to draw while he was a shepherd. Since then, shadows taints his work of poetry and gentleness. Using the same silhouettes and the same motifs, Saïdou Dicko questions time, space and identity. Transformed into shadows, his characters roam the world.
Acrylic on canvas
120 x 120 cm
The painting of Cristiano Mangovo (b. 1982, Angola) is explosive and alive. The scattered bodies give life to new and composite beings. He explores hybridisation by creating fantastic characters assembled from human, animal and vegetable attributes.
Jean David Nkot (b. 1989, Cameroon) describes himself as a painter of the human condition. His work is easily recognisable, with his hyperrealist portraits over mapped backgrounds. Confronting personal stories, economic data and geopolitical norms, he does not lose sight of the human aspect. The portraits he makes are a way to illustrate abstract figures and to put a face on a geopolitical reality.
Marc Posso (b. 1985, Gabon) composes with the African continent’s cultural richness and diversity.Through his photographic work, he aims to deconstruct stereotypes associated with African culture. His photos play with the shapes of his subjects, the contrast of the colours and the volumes of the fabrics to celebrate their history. He feeds his pictorial vocabulary through traditions and customs from various countries of the continent.
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