malian art


Abdoulaye Konaté

Country: Mali

Style: Modern

Medium: Textiles

Fun Fact: His questioning of the political, social and economic scenes in contemporary Mali is evident in how AIDS, wars, ecological issues, human rights, globalisation affects all aspects of life and individuals within society. Much of his large scale work is textile-based, a medium which is more readily available than paints.



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4. Symphonie Bleue (Symphony in blue)

5. Perdrix

6.“Le dos à l’Âme (Soul Denial)


Tamsir Dia

Country: Mali

Style: neo Expressionist/ Abstract

Medium: Oil on cavas

Fun Fact: Tamsir Dia is also an explorer of signs. Born in 1952, he is an art teacher. He had noticed that when a man without pretensions to art, repainted his house, he did not scour the walls, but simply spread the new layer over the old one. Tamsir Dia learned from this experience. His paintings are the parable of the progressive and soft tension inside the wall. Like seismic trays that move and push each other, the surfaces of his works suggest traces of life, memories of time. The general ochre tonality of his paintings indicates the lateritic atmosphere of sub-Saharan roads and landscapes.



1. Le regard des murs,

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