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Rafiy Okefolahan, Le Soleil de Minuit

Rafiy Okefolahan Le Soleil de Minuit , 2017

View in a room Painting 59.1 x 59.1 inch

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Rafiy Okefolahan, Le Soleil de Minuit
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  • Offered by the gallery

    Professional art gallery
    Paris - France

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Medium

    Painting : oil

  • Themes

    Abstract, African art

  • Support

    Painting on wood

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    59.1 x 59.1 inch

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Collector’s Guide

  • About the artwork

    La peinture de Rafiy est peuplée de visages, de symboles, de signes et de chiffres qui se déclinent comme une partition de formes et de couleurs. Il mêle pour cela des matériaux modestes tels que le marc de café ou la rouille à des matériaux plus traditionnels comme l’huile ou les pigments bruts.

    Puissante et esthétique, sa peinture n’en est pas moins chargée de contenu social. Rafiy dit travailler dans « le bruit du monde ». Très influencé par l’actualité, il conçoit sa production comme un moyen de mettre de l’ordre dans le chaos du réel, de lutter contre l’oubli, de garder en mémoire.

    La rue est son terrain de prédilection où il puise toute son inspiration. Sa recherche artistique est axée sur la mémoire. Son intérêt se porte sur les problèmes identitaires ainsi que sur des références concrètes à l’histoire de l’art et de la société africains. Et si les couleurs sont si riches, si puissantes, ce n’est peut-être qu’une tentative pour cicatriser des blessures et montrer combien l’Afrique sait rester belle malgré toutes ses difficultés socio -économiques.

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Rafiy Okefolahan

Born in: 1979

Benin

Emergent Artist

Rafiy Okefolahanwas born on January 7, 1979 in Porto Novo. He lives and works in Benin.

Formed in 2007 at the National School of Arts in Dakar, it participated in 2009 for professional encounters in contemporary art, Ouidah, Benin, organized by the PSICD (Program to support cultural initiatives decentralized) and the EPA, the School of African heritage.

The creations of Rafiy are inspired of the cultural heritage of the different countries of Africa. It is steeped in a Beninese practice linked to the mobile phone which is to assimilate the figures in signs, then of the tracer on the walls of houses in order to remember the number of his relatives.

Very widespread in recent years, these symbols have had the effect of changing the urban landscape. It is thus that it retrieves on the walls of parisian numbers of small ads to cut to reinterpret them on his canvases.

Today his art is also exercised by photography and video. These techniques more expressive allow him to deepen his ?work painted. In perpetual progress, its techniques and its mastery assert themselves each day.
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