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Rafiy Okefolahan, Passages 1511

Rafiy Okefolahan Passages 1511, 2015

View in a room Painting 47.2 x 39.4 x 2 inch

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Rafiy Okefolahan, Passages 1511
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    Professional art gallery
    Paris - France

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  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Medium

    Painting : charcoal, pastel, paint

  • Themes

    Abstract, African art

  • Support

    Painting on canvas without stretcher

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    47.2 x 39.4 x 2 inch

  • Framing

    Beige wood frame

  • Collector’s Guide

  • About the artwork

    Rafiy's painting is full of faces, symbols, signs and numbers that can be seen as as a partition of shapes and colors. To reach that impression, he mixes modest materials such as coffee grounds or rust, and more traditional materials like oil or raw pigments .

    Powerful and aesthetic at first sight, his painting is nevertheless charged with social content. Rafiy loves to work in "the noise of the world" .Very influenced by the news, he designs his production as a way to sort out the chaos of reality and to fight against obvlion - to keep in mind.


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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 1511
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