Ondes de perturbation: Nestor Da

12 April - 1 June 2013 ABIDJAN

 La Galerie Cécile Fakhoury is pleased to present Ondes de perturbation, a solo show by the artist Nestor Da from April 12th to June 1st, 2013 in Abidjan.


Nestor Da’s creative approach is very similar to that of photomontage but he also draws his inspiration from expressionist paintings and even Graffiti art. His images are always poetic; dazzling and expressive like a wave, but also elusive. The series “Ondes de perturbation” seems to be extracted from a tale. The artist plays with reality and symbolism. The bright colors strike the viewer and both the material and pattern used challenge our perception of the world.


For his very first exhibition at the Gallery Cecile Fakhoury, the artist incorporated his designs within an installation structured around the desire of drawing a horizon to create a visual complexity. Each image the viewer comes across in his trajectory is a piece of our modern history. On the ground, in the center of the space, is a black rectangle made out of pieces of coal. Contained within a precariouslayout,the dark rocks reveal the annunciation of the industrial era. This opaque pool stands as ahistorical marker of a chronicle of the environment.