Serigne Ibrahima Dieye

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Catalogue of the exhibition "Serigne Ibrahima Dieye", presented at the Suquet des Artistes in Cannes from 22 January to 23 April 2023.


Often working on large formats, frequently on square canvases that are reminiscent of contemporary image models, the artist mixes symbols, forms and materials. Serigne Ibrahima Dieye thus composes the strange scenes of a contemporary theatre in which hybrid animals and mysterious figures are the protagonists.

This is the beginning of a narrative of urban fables, both whimsical and dramatic, which borrow their subject matter from various cultures and draw their depth from the nebula of history and current events. Serigne Ibrahima Dieye explores the power of the grotesque to denounce. Laughter, grating and cynical, becomes under the artist's brush a disarming tool to make us think about the fabric of a society obsessed with communication and drunk with appearances. For the artist, the space of art operates as a visual elixir of truth for contemporary society and the ills that trouble it.

Born in 1988 in Dakar, Senegal. Serigne Ibrahima Dieye lives and works in Grand Mbao, Senegal. Trained at the Ecole Nationale des Arts de Dakar from which he graduated in 2014, Serigne Ibrahima Dieye develops a practice at the crossroads of drawing, painting, collage and installation.

978-2-36306-334-2_Serigne Ibrahima

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