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Omar Ba ‘Éclosion’

Galerie Daniel Templon Brussels

2 June 16 - 23 July 16

Galerie Daniel Templon now officially represents artist Omar Ba and is proud to present for the first time in Belgium, his first solo show with the gallery in Brussels.

Titled « Eclosion », the exhibition develops through an installation of painted cardboards, a reflection on interbreeding, power and the complex relationships between Africa and the Western world.

Omar Ba gave up the abstraction of his early years to embrace an ambiguous figuration fully open to interpretation. Painted on large corrugated cardboards, his paintings exhale a sense of fragility contrasting with the force of the subjects. With a seemingly chromatic simplicity, Omar Ba creates an uncanny bestiary, mixing abstract patterns and luxurious nature, with emblems of power or hints of war. Combining oil painting with gouache, ink and crayon, they follow a process of permanent hybridization. Titles such as “Historical Monument – UN” or “Plateform of Trust” allude to the issues of exploitation, interdependence, dialogue.

text: Galerie Daniel Templon

Installation view of Omar Ba Éclosion, at Galerie Daniel Templon Brussels June 2 – July 23, 2016-06 Photography: Isabelle Arthuis Courtesy: Galerie Daniel Templon
Installation view of Omar Ba Éclosion, at Galerie Daniel Templon Brussels
June 2 – July 23, 2016-06
Photography: Isabelle Arthuis
Courtesy: Galerie Daniel Templon.
Omar Ba 'Plateforme de la confiance - richesse pillage à huis clos 2', 2016 Huile, crayon, encre de chine, acrylique, gouache sur carton ondulé / Oil, pencil, India ink, acrylic, gouache on corrugated cardboard. 205 x 144,5 ; 80 11/16 x 56 7/8 in. Courtesy of the artist and the gallery Daniel Templon, Paris and Brussels.
Omar Ba ‘Plateforme de la confiance – richesse pillage à huis clos 2’, 2016
Huile, crayon, encre de chine, acrylique, gouache sur carton ondulé / Oil, pencil, India ink, acrylic, gouache on corrugated cardboard. 205 x 144,5 ; 80 11/16 x 56 7/8 in.
Courtesy of the artist and the gallery Daniel Templon, Paris and Brussels.
Installation view of Omar Ba Éclosion, at Galerie Daniel Templon Brussels June 2 – July 23, 2016-06 Photography: Isabelle Arthuis Courtesy: Galerie Daniel Templon.
Installation view of Omar Ba Éclosion, at Galerie Daniel Templon Brussels
June 2 – July 23, 2016-06
Photography: Isabelle Arthuis
Courtesy: Galerie Daniel Templon.
Installation view of Omar Ba Éclosion, at Galerie Daniel Templon Brussels June 2 – July 23, 2016-06 Photography: Isabelle Arthuis Courtesy: Galerie Daniel Templon.
Installation view of Omar Ba Éclosion, at Galerie Daniel Templon Brussels
June 2 – July 23, 2016-06
Photography: Isabelle Arthuis
Courtesy: Galerie Daniel Templon.
Omar Ba 'The last speech', 2016 Huile, encre de chine, acrylique, crayons sur carton ondulé / Oil, pencil, India ink, acrylic on corrugated cardboard 204 x 133,5 cm ; 80 5/16 x 52 9/16 in. Courtesy of the artist and the gallery Daniel Templon, Paris and Brussels.
Omar Ba ‘The last speech’, 2016
Huile, encre de chine, acrylique, crayons sur carton ondulé / Oil, pencil, India ink, acrylic on corrugated cardboard
204 x 133,5 cm ; 80 5/16 x 52 9/16 in.
Courtesy of the artist and the gallery Daniel Templon, Paris and Brussels.
Omar Ba 'Plateforme de la Paix - CPI', 2016 Huile, crayon, encre de chine, acrylique, gouache sur carton ondulé / Oil, pencil, India ink, acrylic, gouache on corrugated cardboard. 204 x 144 cm ; 80 5/16 x 56 11/16 in. Courtesy of the artist and the gallery Daniel Templon, Paris and Brussels.
Omar Ba ‘Plateforme de la Paix – CPI’, 2016
Huile, crayon, encre de chine, acrylique, gouache sur carton ondulé / Oil, pencil, India ink, acrylic, gouache on corrugated cardboard. 204 x 144 cm ; 80 5/16 x 56 11/16 in.
Courtesy of the artist and the gallery Daniel Templon, Paris and Brussels.
Installation view of Omar Ba Éclosion, at Galerie Daniel Templon Brussels June 2 – July 23, 2016-06 Photography: Isabelle Arthuis Courtesy: Galerie Daniel Templon.
Installation view of Omar Ba Éclosion, at Galerie Daniel Templon Brussels
June 2 – July 23, 2016-06
Photography: Isabelle Arthuis
Courtesy: Galerie Daniel Templon.

 

 


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