1-54 PARIS ART FAIR 2022

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We are thrilled to be participating for the first time in the 1-54 Paris art fair. In the continuity of our participation in the London, Marrakech and New York editions, our booth unveils works by both established and emerging artists. Hence, artworks by Salifou Lindou (b. 1965, Cameroon) and Jean David Nkot (b. 1989, Cameroon) unfold through Christie’s space alongside inks on paper by Omar Mahfoudi (b. 1981, Morocco), colourful paintings by Moustapha Baidi Oumarou (b. 1997, Cameroon) and realistic portraits by Matthew Eguavoen (b. 1988, Nigeria).


MOUSTAPHA BAIDI OUMAROU
LES VOISINS, 2022
140x130 cm
Acrylic and pen on canvas

Through his anonymised portraits, Moustapha Baidi Oumarou conveys a message of joy, fraternity, and conviviality. He starts from his observations of contemporary society to compose an ideal world with his most beautiful colour palette.

Collector IV by Matthew Eguavoen
MATTHEW EGUAVOEN
COLLECTOR IV, 2022
130x100 cm
Acrylic and oil on canvas

The portraits by Matthew Eguavoen reflect his thoughts on the society in which he lives, specifically through a reflection on family, immigration, and the consequences of colonialism.He gives an overview of political and social issues and mainly focuses on humans. His characters embody contemporary life, settling down in a familiar environment.

L'exode et la famille 2 by Salifou Lindou
SALIFOU LINDOU
L'EXODE ET LA FAMILLE 2, 2022
107x189 cm
Pastel on canvas

A major artist of the Cameroonian art scene, Lindou was and still is, a mentor for the next generations of artists. In tune with the world and inspired by his surroundings, he feeds his art with scenes from daily life.

Les fleuristes de l'Atlas 1 y Omar Mahfoudi
OMAR MAHFOUDI
LES FLEURISTES DE L'ATLAS 1, 2021
40x30 cm
Ink on paper

Omar Mahfoudi proposes a series of floral and melancholic portraits. There is a call to nature emerging from the paper. A call to come back to the origin of the world, to rethink the universe facing its instability. Behind his work, an ecological consciousness arises. He initiates, throughout, the idea to side with nature.

www.joueurs@deludo.com, 2020 by Jean David Nkot
JEAN DAVID NKOT
WWW.JOUEURS@DE LUDO.COM, 2020
200x250 cm
Acrylic and silkscreen printing on canvas

Whilst Jean David Nkot focussed on the sorrow of his characters, it is time for them to be redeemed. He now frees his portraits from the weight of their history and emphasises their struggle, rather than their pain. He is interested in the moments of joy and captures the smiles behind the suffering.

Through this presentation, AFIKARIS Gallery testifies to its will to create long-standing links with its artists as well as discover newcomers.

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