Série dialogue avec l'histoire avec l'histoire de l'art 1, 2021

by Soly Cissé

Fine Art Drawings : pencil, pastel, collage 7.9 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch


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Fine Art Drawings: pencil, pastel, collage

Dimensions cm inch

7.9 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch Height x Width x Depth


White wood frame

Artwork dimensions including frame

11.8 x 15.7 x 2 inch

Artwork sold in perfect condition

Origin: France

In his collages and paintings, he depicts characters tortured by doubt. Reflection of the reflections and personal accidents of the artist. His work focuses on renewal. Soly Cissé is an artist with a protean work... His art extends to various media; collages, paintings, installations, video, sculptures, ... We find in each of his creations, as a guiding thread, his hybrid beings, his animals, his spirits, pictograms, graffiti and Senoufo silhouettes. Forms emerge, taken in the movement of color in fusion, at the edge of figuration.

Unfinished creatures and characters belonging to an unlocated stage (earlier, later?) of humanity. Children, animals, all are seized frontally, their faces half sketched. He paints, sculpts, shapes kraft, clay, he works the canvases in graphic series, recycles wood. Soly Cissé explores risky, unprecedented paths. He is inhabited by a healthy anger, sure enough of his influences not to mention them. Listening to the urban world, he is one of those who can serenely get rid of the adjective "African", without regret or repentance, since Africa today is in him, as a factor of modernity. The line, decided by Cissé, nervous, agile, picks up the charcoal where its distant ancestors had left it. Fast, he captures being by default, the figures are thus born from formlessness without rushing it. Just a nod to fate.

The work of Soly Cissé is remarkable for its singular, spontaneous writing. In his collages, disturbing or protective spirits and figures do not reveal the deities of a culture, but a phantasmagoria.

There is in him a strong desire to provoke a fertile and dynamic tension. The more one penetrates into its microcosm populated by spirits and monsters, the more the great confrontations between intense blues and strident yellows are affirmed. It is in the slow and patient discovery of his plastic language that harmony is gradually restored, adjusting its balance.

"There is without hesitation a major artist, who goes straight to the point".

Philippe Dagen (The World)
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Galerie Art-Z • France

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Soly Cissé

Soly Cissé

Senegal  • 1969

Soly Cissé was born in 1969 in Dakar, Senegal, where he still lives and works today.

A true phenomenon of contemporary art, Soly Cissé has been recognized for the last few years as one of the rising stars of his generation.

He was selected at the Sao Paulo Biennial (Brazil) in 1998, at the Dakar Biennial, and then to the Havana Biennial in 2000.
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