Gopal Dagnogo 'Untitled' 2020 oil on canvas 150x150cm
All images © Galerie Le Sud, courtesy of Gopal Dagnogo
Born 1973 Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Lives & works between Abidjan & Paris
This exhibition showcases recent work by Paris based Ivorian artist Gopal Dagnogo. His recent work investigates celebration as a process. Dagnogo interrogates the chaos and banality as essential elements of celebration, the paintings have aspects of chaos and beauty. Against the beautiful flow in Dagnogo’s paintings he juxtaposes objects rather chaotically, however the disorderly placed objects are beautifully composed. His brush strokes are rigorous and the colors complementary, Dagnogo captures beauty in chaos.
A recurring theme in Dagnogo’s work is over consumption, which he demonstrates by painting hyper commercialised products such as Heineken. The chaos and beauty in Dagnogo’s paintings take on a certain poignancy during these uncertain times, he says that the meaning of chaos is the „great havoc of elements and matter that preceded the creation of the world“ and the advent of a new era that followed filled with beauty, poetry, art and light will come.