Next month, Bernard Raphael presents his first solo exhibition. Artist Moussa Sanogo will be exhibiting his latest series of works "L'Afrique" in two whistle-stop shows in Paris and London.
The L'Afrique collection will be Sanogo's attempt to tackle major questions that challenge the moral compass of the human race through a range of motifs. His appropriation of tribal masks and slaves' shackles are designed to incite debate over race equality and migration. By using graffiti, a technique of street art, on canvas, Sanogo combines the motifs of Africa with the street techniques known across the world, highlighting the effect of globalisation. Yet while these motifs are happily shared, Sanogo insinuates that all is not well with equality, and immigrants are not as readily accepted.
In 2015, these questions appear particularly relevant, and Sanogo's collection will address the successes and failures of immigration since slavery through subtle appropriation of motifs and colours.
The exhibition will be appearing:
in Paris at Creative Door on 6-8 November
in London at Crypt on the Green in Clerkenwell on 10-11 November