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.