2023.10.27(Fri) - 10.29 (Sun),11.03(Fri) - 11.05 (Sun), 11.10(Fri) - 11.12 (Sun)
KIKA gallery is pleased to invite you to Mamary Diallo's solo show that starts from the 27th of October.
Please take this opportunity to view the work of Diallo, a participant in Documenta 14 who now lives in Kyoto, who uses a mixed technique called "marouflage".
In Mamary Diallo's search for a new artistic technique, he has oriented his work towards a style. These works express light and knowledge in a dynamic way. From there, a whole path opens up for free and spontaneous creation in the plastic arts. He has chosen to use what he calls marouflage, a mixed technique. Diallo's works (paintings) are prepared using kraft paper combined with cotton fabric (marouflé), inspired by Timbuktu manuscripts. In his research, he discovered the N’KO script. In 1949, the Guinean artist Solomana Kanté experimented with a form of writing that Diallo is enthusiastic about. Combining writing, drawing, and painting, he is exploring the creative potential of what he calls graphic poetry. In our societies, art has always been an effective means of transmitting messages; it is also a key element of culture, revealing the identity of one ethnic group or country in relation to another. Indeed, of all the means of communication, we believe that painting is the most exciting and emotional, producing an extraordinary effect on the eyes, which is why, since prehistoric times, humanity has had a profound need to express itself through it.
Mamary Diallo is a member of the Federation of Artists of Mali and General Secretary of the Nid’ Artistes Association. After graduating from the Institut national des arts de Bamako in 2005, he was awarded the Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées en Arts Plastiques by the Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers Multimédias Balla Fasséké Kouyaté in Bamako. - 2018. Bronze medalist of academic society of arts, letters and science of Paris as foreigner 2017. Collective exhibition of painting in Greece in Athens (DOCUMENTA 14)