Senegalese artist Ousmane Niang, represented by Afikaris (Paris, France), took us to his studio in Dakar, Senegal, and told us about his daily life during confinement.
Ousmane Niang’s paintings touch upon various subjects such as freedom, tyranny, sharing, traditions, technologies and family life. The pointillist inspiration of his work is not trivial. Rather, each single point conceptualizes a solution to a specific social issue. More than a technique to Niang, the point is the nerve center of a social conflict, representing the society in which he lives. The human-animal figure reveals both the endurance and the fragility of the social being in the face of powers of all kinds.
The young painter hopes to contribute to building a fairer world and does not neglect his role as an artist in suggesting solutions to problems that arise in his country and in the world. He intends to alert African leaders to the dominance of the Western world, and to bring self-confidence to the young generation.