Retrospective

Taming the untamed, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

This painted sculpture features a harmony of colours that are regarded as opposite, non harmonious. Yet they vibrate together…

Punctus contra punctum ad Imitatio, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

A « strange smell of purple » could be another way to introduce this sculpture, as it offers an invitation to a synaesthetic form of creation.

From Stone to Bone, sculpture, detail, Addé, African Homage

Matter is a basic element for life. Matter is transformed to meet the necessities of life, and, sometimes, to become sculpture.
 

The Purple Variation, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

We are accustomed to seeing paintings on canvas. Here, the polychromy is done on volumes, therefore, slightly modifying the colours’ perception.

Gris-gris, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

Gris-gris bear an infinity of shapes, colours, and sizes. Yet they mostly come out as polychromatic sculptures.

Iwa, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

Iwas are sorts of guardian angels, they seem to inspire a certain wisdom to their human followers. Some are more powerful than others, each will be chosen carefully.

Welcome to our African-inspired gallery!

As said, we praise, value, and revisit the African influences that revolutionnised Occidental arts, but were soon forgotten. We believe Africa is, artistically and culturally, yet not by itself, one of the main actors of tomorrow’s universal culture, and we are proud to “bring our stone” to the edifice.