Seydou, Kassou
Born 1971 in Ziguinchor, Senegal
Lives and works in Keur Massar, Senegal
The poetic work of painter Kassou Seydou unveils his view of an altered and complex world. Using a palette of warm tones, symbolism and lively animated characters, he depicts allegoric scenes of a world in disorder, highlighting resource depletion and growing structural inequalities. Deeply connected to the land and his origins, Seydou’s approach puts nature and customs at the heart of an equitable society. His exhibitions include Voyage à Dakar, Bamako and En quête de sens, Dak’Art – Biennale de l’Art African Contemporain (2016); De Kawral à Sargal, Raw Material, Dakar (2013), and Act3, Boribana Museum of Contemporary Art, Dakar.
Kassou Saydou, Le Bouclier Invisible, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 190 x 130 cm. Courtesy Galerie Cécile Fakhoury