Galerie Carole Kvanevski presents Ibrahim Ballo and Justin Ebanda at this year’s 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Marrakech.
Ibrahim Ballo’s creative approach comes through woven paintings inspired by the women of his community in the rural Sénoufo region of Mali, who weave cotton for clothing. His masked subjects engage in a reflection on identities while stretching the concept. The networks of lines drawn in acrylic intersect with the knotted threads, creating a multitude of junction points.
Justin Ebanda lives and works between Yaoundé, Douala, and Paris. His artistic approach centers around the questioning of collective memory. Ebanda makes memory the matrix of his work, drawing from African and world history. He aims to portray the African collective memory through individuals and witnesses of events, allowing them to talk about ‘their experience’ and ‘about the experience.’ By inviting people to take a journey into the past in search of lost time, he allows young people the opportunity to dream.
Established in 2010, Galerie Carole Kvasnevski organizes exhibitions in its physical space in Paris and participates in international art fairs and projects. The gallery promotes the work of artists from the African continent and its diasporas. The gallery represents emerging artists such as Justin Ebanda, Leila Rose Fanner, and Morgan Mahape, among others, and established artists, including Angèle Etoundi Essamba and Zanele Muholi. The gallery’s curatorial line mainly promotes creations that raise environmental and societal questions.
Source: Galerie Carole Kvanevski