Omar Ba
Omar Ba sur Kelen
After his abstract beginnings at the School of Fine Arts in Dakar, Omar Ba turned in the early 2000s to resolutely figurative and narrative painting, a turning point that corresponds to his arrival at the School of Fine Arts in Geneva.
His figurative style is very personal and based on the mixing of cultures and techniques.
Omar Ba paints on cardboard, mixes oil, watercolor, gouache, ink and pencil drawing, bringing out, on a generally black background, figures, human or animal, sometimes hybrid. The gaze is lost in the luxuriance of colors, but the atmosphere remains heavy.
His works are inspired in particular by all the history that has crossed the African continent but also by its culture and traditions, but more broadly by the themes of power and authority.