Born in Ivory Coast in 1982, the contemporary painter Casimir Bationo / CasziB, is originally from the Lélé Tribe in North-West Burkina Faso.
Discovering CasziB ‘s work is often compared to embarking on a haunting adventure made of faces with piercing, seizing eyes that seem to follow you everywhere and dare you to truly listen to their life stories and imagine their fates in a world where the beauty fights the cruel, where the delicate triumphs over the violent.
The core message of the paintings often refers to complex and harsh subjects such as the place of men in nature, racism, and homelessness, highlighted by the delicacy, the grace, and even the tenderness with which it is represented. CasziB’s art is much more powerful because it unsettles, disturbs, and questions, but most importantly, it prompts the discovery of oneself through the discovery of a unique world.
On display until January 13 at Gallery Soview.
Source: Gallery Soview