Gopal Dagnogo
Lives & Works in Paris, France
Gopal Dagnogo was in high school when he moved to France. There, he obtained a diploma in visual arts, after which he returned to Africa, first to Côte d’Ivoire and then to Burkina Faso. In Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Dagnogo learned traditional bronze techniques for three years. These techniques heavily inspire the vibrant colours and precise lines in his paintings, which take the form of hybrid still lifes composed of objects representing various fragments of daily life. The piles of objects in his work allude to Dagnogo’s experiences living between two cultures. The empty bottles, gallinaceous birds and other animals evoke images of the streets of Abidjan, whilst the silhouettes of Louis XV armchairs serve as a reminder of a Parisian bourgeois interior. Some objects, pairs of sneakers for instance, belong to a more ambiguous place; much like Dagnogo, they are at home in multiple spaces at once, they are globalised. Gopal Dagnogo will be presented by Galerie 110 Véronique Rieffel.
Gopal Dagnogo, Living Still Life (“La Vie en Rose”), 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 81 x 65 cm. Courtesy of 110 Galerie Véronique Rieffel

Artists 2023