Soly Cissé, ‘Untitled 3 (Black Book Project 1)’, 2016, Sulger Buel Gallery
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Soly Cissé

Untitled 3 (Black Book Project 1), 2016

Acrylic, pastels, collage on paper (unframed)
12 1/5 × 12 1/5 in
31 × 31 cm
.
£1,300
Location
London
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Sulger Buel Gallery
London

Soly Cissé is a mixed media painter and sculptor from Dakar, and is one of Senegal’s most …

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Black Book Project 1 Series
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Soly Cissé
Senegalese, b. 1969
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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.

Soly Cissé, ‘Untitled 3 (Black Book Project 1)’, 2016, Sulger Buel Gallery
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Sulger Buel Gallery
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Soly Cissé is a mixed media painter and sculptor from Dakar, and is one of Senegal’s most celebrated artists.

Cissé’s spontaneous painterly movements, textured accents and neo-expressionistic techniques form depictions reflective of the dissolution of society’s moral thresholds, shifts attributable to globalization …

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Black Book Project 1 Series
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Sulger-Buel Gallery and the Artist
Soly Cissé
Senegalese, b. 1969
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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.

Soly Cissé

Untitled 3 (Black Book Project 1), 2016

Acrylic, pastels, collage on paper (unframed)
12 1/5 × 12 1/5 in
31 × 31 cm
.
£1,300
Location
London
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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