Camara Gueye and Mandoye Mbengue are two visual artists whose artistic paths have been influenced by life experiences that have had a profound impact on their lives.

Camara Gueye, who lives in Diamniadio, remembers his first sketches childhood sketches in charcoal. Many black strokes and strong lines have remained a constant in his work. With a keen interest in social themes, Camara Gueye multiplies aesthetic correspondences in his hieratic portraits. For him, his works are like statues, classical and universal heads. He tirelessly appropriates familiar drawings, incorporating elements from his everyday environment. Animals, such as cats, dogs and birds, also feature in his work, providing the inspiration for his distinctive artistic trait.

Over the course of her artistic career, her figures, lines and compositions have evolved with the encounters and paths taken. One of these led him to Mandoye Mbengue.

A resident of Bargny, Mandoye Mbengue draws her inspiration from the challenges and difficult moments she has encountered throughout her life. Faced with these recurring whirlwinds, she has chosen to transcend her thoughts into artistic creations, using an unusual and original color approach to bring her works to life.

Her paintings, mainly figurative, draw their inspiration from her childhood and the complex relationship between man and his environment. She explores themes such as memory, tradition and the relationship between culture and the history of her region.

Each of her pictorial anecdotes involves singular compositions and a unique freshness of color. These two artists, each in their own way, express their feelings through a connection to the Senegalese universe – spatial and interior – creating works that tell local stories and life experiences.

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