First solo exhibition - paintings, drawings
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury is pleased to present Un est multiple, the first solo exhibition of Elladj Lincy Deloumeaux (born in 1995 in Les Abymes, Guadeloupe; lives and works in Paris, France) in the space of her Project Room in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
Un est multiple (One is many), such is the aphorism chosen by Elladj Lincy Deloumeaux as the title of his first solo exhibition. Two a priori antinomic terms that nevertheless perfectly describe the artist’s complex vision and his conception of identity in history. Fragments of places, faces, memories, like the trace of a memorable and sensitive landscape. Elladj Lincy Deloumeaux’s paintings are like the voices of an ancestral choir telling us about the colours of yesteryear and the dreams of tomorrow. The artist invites us to share moments lived or told, introduces us to members of his family, takes us into his universe made of childhood, adolescence and family stories, on the border between reality and dream. Here his sister, there his mother or his aunt, all the painted characters compose the testimony of the personal history of the artist, on the background of a larger history, that of the West Indies and more particularly of Guadeloupe, the artist’s native land.
With this first personal exhibition of the young artist, the Galerie Cécile Fakhoury pursues an ambitious work of promotion and support of the emerging contemporary scene in Africa and through its diaspora. In March 2020, in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, the Cécile Fakhoury Gallery opens the "Project Room", an exhibition space located opposite the main gallery and dedicated to young creation as well as special projects.