“The temple of memories is a poetic conversation between textiles, bits of fabric and pieces of clothes. The fact of hiding under a clothing and being represented by the latter talks to me.  It’s an ambivalence between appearance and disappearance that I question endlessly, like the
human we are on earth.  By pictorially transposing that obsession, I found myself between multiple boundaries, between intimacy, individual identity and representation, identity of a society.”

Born in 1981 in Burkina-Faso, Hyacinthe Ouattara received training in live model drawing, graffiti and painting before embarking on a personal approach within the artist collective “Les Autres Yeux” and contributing to the creation and development of the Hangar 11 workshop in Ouagadougou.

In addition to pictorial artistic research, he explores different mediums: installation, video and photography, performance. Ouattara invests in the search for a true expression through the elements which surround him. He approaches painting as a liberating and therapeutic force and takes a very particular interest in the feelings released by his works.

His paintings explore an expressionism rooted in primitivist, human, often ghostly forms. These are spontaneous, gestural, with a human character, and perhaps child-like. As for his installations, they combine different media, everyday objects (often in coloured plastic) taken out of their daily context, large free form canvases, video and photography, sound … they take over space in its three dimensions.

Hyacinthe Ouattara, Installation View, Dak'Art OFF 2018, Galerie Atiss Dakar
Selected Works
Selected Exhibitions

13th Biennial of Cairo: Eyes East Bound

eyes east bound 13th Biennial of Cairo (2019) 10 June – 10 August, 2019 cairo, egypt Following all the excitement and inspirations of the 2018 Dak’Art Biennial, the gallery was

Treve d’Exotiisme

treve D’exotisme Organised at the request of a collector and in collaboration with Nosbaum Reading Gallery, gallery director Aissa Dione was invited to curate an exhibition on contemporary art from

Dak’Art OFF 2018: Sans Titre

sans titre – untitled Biennial of Contemporary Art Dak’Art OFF 2018 3 MAY – 2 JUNE, 2018 Juxtaposing characters, life paths, styles, techniques, materials in different aspects of artistic situations,

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