Galerie Cécile Fakhoury presents ‘Le goût de la mangue’, by Rachel Marsil

Galerie Cécile Fakhoury presents 'Le goût de la mangue', Rachel Marsil's solo exhibition, on display until September 7th.

Galerie Cécile Fakhoury presents ‘Le goût de la mangue’, Rachel Marsil’s solo exhibition, on display until September 7th.

Rachel Marsil, a French artist born in 1995, and residing in Paris, combines textile design and painting to create multidisciplinary works that explore themes of identity and representation. She focuses on the dynamics of memory and identity in a postcolonial, multicultural, and globalized world, influenced by the circulation of personal and archival images.

Rachel Marsil’s paintings explore the concept of love as an active verb, transcending mere emotion to create a nurturing, respectful, and truthful environment. Her debut solo exhibition in Abidjan features lush greenery, abundant fruits, and maritime vibes, with depictions of bathers reminiscent of Paul Gauguin or Emile Bernard. Marsil’s work also incorporates 1960s West African studio photography aesthetics and geometric, arabesque backgrounds, drawing on her textile design background and batik craft traditions of Grand-Bassam.

Since March, Marsil has been artistically residing in Grand-Bassam, traversing mango-fringed paths once used by women advocating for political change in 1949. She plans to unveil new bronze and wood sculptures symbolizing the intricate growth of love, continuing her exploration at the Ouagadougou Sculpture Biennial.

Galerie Cécile Fakhoury promotes contemporary African and Diaspora art through curated exhibitions, international art fairs, and partnerships. It showcases artists influenced by cultural identities, crafting unique language that transcends geographical boundaries. These artists encourage reassessment of world views and connections.

Source: Galerie Cécile Fakhoury

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