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Tempêtes de poussières à Kidal

  • 2013
  • Omar Ba
  • India ink, acrylic, gouache on corrugated cardboard mounted on aluminium frame
  • 200 x 150 cm

Surrounded by the United Nations, adorned with medals, the character observes the Western world to which he is tied: the Statue of Liberty, skyscrapers, guns. A beaming god, half man, half tree, the large figure clutches the threads like a puppeteer or a fishermen pulling up a net whose contents he must sort through.

© Adagp, Paris, 2017. Photo © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

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Omar Ba

After training at the Beaux-Arts in Dakar, Omar Ba moved to Geneva in 2003. His painting, often carried out on cardboard - a support he considered more manageable than canvas and more absorbent than paper - retains abstract beginnings of the artist a great ornamental quality and a diversity of techniques (ink, pencil, oil painting, gouache…).

But since his arrival in Europe, Ba gathers his art with symbols and metaphors: his great characters are related to heroes of tales where current events and disparate mythology mingle, stories nourished by African traditions and his own inventions. 

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