Ousmane Bâ
Lives & Works in Tokyo, Japan
Ousmane Bâ is a French visual artist who earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from L'Institut Supérieur des Arts Appliqués. His artistic practice primarily revolves around drawing, painting, and collage. He has always had an interest in Japanese art which motivated his move to Japan in 2017 to develop his style and technique and immerse himself in a new philosophy and vision of the world. Bâ predominantly works with Japanese mineral pigments and ink, drawing inspiration from calligraphy and Japanese printmaking techniques. There is an essential spiritual dimension to Bâ's art as he draws inspiration from his Fulani background, a traditionally pastoral and nomadic community, to create pieces that convey senses of peace and harmony. Bodies are also at the core of Bâ's artistic practice. He represents underrepresented and invisible bodies in art circles through a body positivity lens.  Bâ has participated in exhibitions at various Japanese galleries such as Studio Gross, Fukagawa garage, and Trunk Hotel. Most recently, his work was showcased at the Dakar Biennale 2022 and 1-54 New York. Ousmane Bâ will be presented by Maāt Gallery and Foreign Agent. 

Ousmane Bâ, Kabuki Samba, 2021, Sumi, Japanese pigment on washi, 4000 x 100 cm. Courtesy of Maāt gallery.

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