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Rafiy Okefolahan, Passages 1512

Rafiy Okefolahan Passages 1512, 2015

View in a room Painting 46.9 x 42.9 inch

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Rafiy Okefolahan, Passages 1512
  • 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 : acrylic, pastel, natural pigment

  • Themes

    Abstract, African art

  • Support

    Painting on canvas without stretcher

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    46.9 x 42.9 inch

  • Framing

    Beige wood floater frame

  • Artwork dimensions including frame

    47.2 x 43.3 inch

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  • About the artwork

    The canvas is his screen on which he depicts what he sees, fears and what he wishes to point out. All while drawing bridges between african and european cultures. As peerless colourist, Rafiy is a matierist who adds natural elements to his paintings, such as sand, soil or coffee grounds.

    Rafiy claims to be working among "the noise of the world". With the influence of current events, he designs his works as a tool to create order in the chaos of reality, to struggle against oblivion, to hold at bay.


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Rafiy Okefolahan

Born in: 1979


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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Rafiy Okefolahan, Passages 1512
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