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Art-Z Gallery
Paris
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Bestiaire series

Soly Cissé’s abstract painting, sculptures, and drawings conjure fantastical worlds in which humans and animals commune. His practice is rooted in his hometown of Dakar, Senegal, and the social and political unrest that took place in the years before his upbringing. Cissé’s work protests social injustice, and he relies on strong colors and complex shapes to explore the juxtaposition between the traditional and the modern in Senegal. By incorporating twisting, distorted creatures that transition from humans to other animals, Cissé examines whether humans and animals are so different after all, and why humans feel the need to separate themselves from nature. “The confrontation between humans and nature, I think we need to look at it with a critical eye,” he once said. Although many of his works are characterized by thick, sweeping brushstrokes, the addition of linear patterns and sequences of letters unite the logical with the mystical.

Selected exhibitions
2021
PARIS GALLERY WEEK ENDGalerie Chauvy
2020
SOLY CISSE SLAVE TRADE SOLO SHOW ART PARIS - GALERIE CHAUVY BOOTH C8Galerie Chauvy
ART PARIS ART FAIR GRAND PALAISGalerie Chauvy
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Bestiaire 21, 2009

Acrylics and oil pastel on paper
19 7/10 × 27 3/5 in
50 × 70 cm
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AZG
Art-Z Gallery
Paris
Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Front, down the right corner.
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Not included
Series
Bestiaire series

Soly Cissé’s abstract painting, sculptures, and drawings conjure fantastical worlds in which humans and animals commune. His practice is rooted in his hometown of Dakar, Senegal, and the social and political unrest that took place in the years before his upbringing. Cissé’s work protests social injustice, and he relies on strong colors and complex shapes to explore the juxtaposition between the traditional and the modern in Senegal. By incorporating twisting, distorted creatures that transition from humans to other animals, Cissé examines whether humans and animals are so different after all, and why humans feel the need to separate themselves from nature. “The confrontation between humans and nature, I think we need to look at it with a critical eye,” he once said. Although many of his works are characterized by thick, sweeping brushstrokes, the addition of linear patterns and sequences of letters unite the logical with the mystical.

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