Media: gold leaf, ink, acrylic, water-soluble polyvinyl acetate emulsion, wax with colored pigments, black markers, crayons, watercolor, egg tempera, oil on handmade paper, wood panels, and celluloid film.
Passepartout: Afrolandscape (2019-) a series of drawings constructed by mixing reminiscences with historical references, and family artifacts. At the heart of these drawings is a desire to tell stories—I am interested in using visual languages that are open enough to communicate global fragmented narratives like my own. I combine traditional draftsmanship with digital technology in order to create multilayered narratives that cannot be easily explained, contained within a single image or a single-screen film. My work invites the spectators to engage with the contemporary political realities of global race identity, exile and migration, social and cultural displacement, and move beyond the false dichotomy between observation and participation. I redraw the boundaries between anthropological-historical fact and personal fiction by investigating how one may regain access to the frozen moment of the image through the shards of individual memory and the prism of collective recollection.