The Cécile Fakhoury Gallery - Abidjan is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of the Senegalese artist Serigne Ibrahima Dieye.
In a converted space, aiming at disturbing the visitor’s spatial bearings, Serigne Ibrahima Dieye proposes a series of paintings, works on paper as well as an immersive installation, in the continuation of his reflections on the political and social landscape of our contemporary societies.
In the manner of a visual fable, the artist depicts the story of a confrontation between characters masked as animals, whose thirst for power, selfishness and obscure motivations evoke a certain category of world rulers. Serigne Ibrahima Dieye installs this contemporary jungle in the heart of the gallery space, inhabits it with threatening anthropomorphic allegories and carries the visitor into the depths of this hostile universe.
Serigne Ibrahima Dieye thus forces us to face the aberrations of our societies head-on and unadorned. The artist pushes us to reflect on our role in the world’s shaping, on our share of individual responsibility, while making the creative gesture a privileged act of resilience towards the abyss.