Mahmoud Baba Ly undoubtedly gets his artistic talent from his father, the painter AmadouDédé Ly, who does his best to encourage his son. Baba’s paintings are all very vibrant with intense emotion. Painting for Baba is the reflection of a frozen reality of our daily lives and represents for him more than a trade; it is a passion. You have to love it to do it. The variety of colors and the tones that he has given to his characters are the essence of his paintings. He has opted for the earth tones of brown, beige, gold, and ochre with a sheen that gives life to his works. In his paintings, he integrates esthetic considerations and one rarely sees the faces of his characters.
A dedicated worker, little by little Baba sees himself rewarded for his efforts. He has already begun to make a name for himself on the artistic scene where his youth constitutes a great handicap. He is not too upset by that because he was noted in two contests: Le Passe, and, more recently the Cuomo Foundation competition in Monaco, where he was one of 10 finalists of the 65 beginning candidates.
Baba Ly’s studio is a meeting place for young talent like himself. He says to whoever wants to listen, he is ready to help young people who are attracted to painting.
Guichard Solutions was established in 2009. The gallery is thrilled to promote works of young artists from French-speaking African countries hermetic to the US because of the language barrier. Our sub-Saharan designers and painters force admiration and highlight as well. They all are overflowed with artistic expressions that capture the soul of all art lovers. Many of them are award winners from European and Asian competitions.
Their masterpieces hang on famous homes and galleries’ walls from Paris to Hong- Kong and offer a vivid glimpse of their cultural originality. As we continue to expand and evolve, we always welcome creativity and have an eye for maestria and talent. Monthly, we do feature some of them and offer spot sales, and our private events open doors to members only.
The phenomenal and thriving artist Lina Iris Viktor will present her first major museum exhibit at The New Orleans Museum of Art, opening this fall. Titled Lina Iris Viktor: A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred, the installation will be on display from October 5th, 2018 through January 6th, 2019.
A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred will feature an entirely new body of work created by Viktor that investigates the narratives surrounding America’s involvement in the founding of Liberia. Throughout the exhibit, the artist reimagines the rich history of Liberia’s colonial past. “Liberia appears in Viktor’s re-imagining as a kind of paradise lost, and as a cautionary tale,” said Allison Young, an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow of Contemporary Art. “At the same time, her work transcends this narrative, revealing how examples of visual culture—from Dutch Wax fabrics to national emblems to gestures in the history of portraiture—exist as remnants of these colonial histories.”
Based in New York, the British-Liberian artist is highly known for her luxurious large-scale paintings and installations that are adorned with gold and include references to both modern and traditional West African culture.
“NOMA is pleased to present Lina Iris Viktor’s exhibition, and to foreground a lesser-known history of which the American South was a part,” said Susan Taylor, NOMA’s Montine McDaniel Freeman Director. “In this series, Viktor offers her unique perspective on a complex and multifaceted history.”
Programs related to the exhibition feature conversations led by Lina Iris Viktor and Allison Young, a film series, and a special talk with Viktor and curator Renée Mussai. For more information, please visit NOMA READ MORE........