Four our third participation in the AKAA art fair, our stand aims to create a conversation between the figurative works of Matthew Eguavoen, Moustapha Baidi Oumarou, Jean David Nkot and Hyacinthe Ouattara's abstract explorations on fabric. From October 21st to October 23rd, join us on booth B7.
MOUSTAPHA BAIDI OUMAROU
L'ESPRIT DE LA BROUSSE, 2022
Acrylic and pen on canvas
Moustapha Baidi Oumarou (b. 1997, Cameroon) communicates a message of happiness, fraternity, and togetherness. He starts from his observations of contemporary society to compose an ideal world. Through his faceless characters, anonymized yet universally recognizable, differences are erased. The markers of physical and social barriers fall away, leaving space for individuals to emerge.
STEPPING OUT IN A MINUTE, 2022
Acrylic and oil on canvas
Matthew Eguavoen (b. 1988, Nigeria) depicts his figurative and portrait subjects using a combination of oil paint, acrylic paint, charcoal, and graphite pencils to document stories that encompass the emotions and demeanor of his muse to the viewer of his work. Eguavoen uses his work to address the societal, economic, and political views across the complex intersectionality that Nigerians face in different facets of life. The constraint of societal ideology about life, on human existence and survival.
JEAN DAVID NKOT
Acrylic, silkscreen printing and posca on canvas
Jean David Nkot (b. 1989, Cameroon) compensates for the lack of visibility and recognition of the men and women working in the mines. By giving them the status of contemporary icons, he invites us to rethink our economic model to protect Men and the planet together. If a deep sensitivity to humanity has never ceased to tint his work, ecology is a new component in the work of this painter of the human condition. Nkot reminds us that Men cannot be considered independently from their environment and that the protection of one comes with the conservation of the other.
Mixed techniques on fabric
Hyacinthe Ouattara (b. 1981, Burkina Faso) goes beyond a reflection centered on the individual to dive into the immaterial, the metaphysics, the sensitive. His questioning starts from an observation in the face of human movements in space: what binds this human tide? How do individuals interact with one another?Beyond a sociological question, he touches on scientific concepts without naming them: from the Big Bang, to the cosmos through the origin of life. If he starts by dissecting and analysing cellular tissues, soon his reflection takes a more global turn and touches on the changes of the world itself.
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