OMAR BA | Afropolitan Festival

April 7, 2017

Hales is delighted to announce Omar Ba's solo exhibition at BOZAR. 


Omar Ba was born in Senegal in 1977 and lives and works between Dakar and Genève. His paintings are produced with a permanent quest for hybridity, associating oils, watercolour, ink and pencil, and corrugated carton support. They evoke political and social topics such as exploitation, interdependence, the question of tolerance and dialogue. With an apparent chromatic simplicity – iced blues or bright reds on black or white backgrounds, the artist declines fantastic and scary bestiaries on abstract motifs, in which emblems of power, luxurious vegetation and warrior details intermingle. Ba’s iconography mobilizes personal metaphors and ancestral or poetic references. His enigmatic work refuses any didactical narration and, touches upon the expression of the subconscious and a symbolic apprehension of reality.


The exhibition is open to the public until the 30th of April 2017. 



Omar Ba
Afropolitan Festival 

Fine Arts Palace - Bozar - Palais des Beaux-Arts
Ravensteinstraat 23 - rue Ravenstein 23
1000, Brussels City



 Friday 3 February - Sunday 30 April 2017 


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