Omar Ba’s work engages with some of the most urgent issues of our time: the growing inequality of wealth and power globally, questions around immigration, and our changing relationship with the natural world. Ba regularly draws from and intertwines a range of elements from African and European cultures to produce works with corrugated cardboard and canvas, paintbrushes, and his hands. He prepares his with a black ground, upon which he layers a vivid palette dominated by primary colours.
Ba was trained at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Dakar and the École des Beaux-Arts de Genève. Recent group exhibitions include Centre Pompidou, Paris; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels and Royal Academy of Arts, London. His works have been included in several public collections.