A time separating the beloved from those they love
Galerie Marguo, Paris, FR
April 2022

A time separating the beloved from those they love, the artist’s first exhibition in France, addresse the hypocrisies inherent to the universalist ideals of a homogenous national identity in a countr that accounts for fifty percent of the African Diaspora in all of Europe. This intention is signaled the viewers before even entering the space. Visible through the gallery’s glass-paned facade is Le Miserables (2022), a human-scale canvas depicting a demonstration for undocumented workers rights on the Place du Trocadero, where the Eiffel Tower is positioned as a focal point in the background. Like a Gothic spire, it draws our attention upwards, conveying its status as a beacon of human progress while simultaneously evoking the keychains and figurines hawked by street vendors.

Ancient town
Acrylic on canvas, 230x160cm/90x63in

Pirate du bitume (2022)
Acrylic on canvas, 210x150cm/83x60in

Soul Power (2022)
Acrylic on canvas, 70x50cm/27x19in

To the new world (2022)
Acrylic on wooden, 120x90cm/48x36in

Crocodiles Lake (2022)
Acrylic on canvas, 230x130cm/90x51in

So far to go (2022)
Acrylic on canvas, 120x180cm/48x72in