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Anastomosis: Exploring the Interconnectedness of Nature

space Un

2024/04/20(土) - 07/18(木)

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Aliou Diack's artistic journey is a profound exploration of the intricate dance between humanity and the natural world. Hailing from Dakar, Senegal, Diack's fascination with nature burgeoned during his childhood, where he meticulously documented its nuances through drawing. This intimate connection evolved into a compelling need to transmute the beauty of nature onto his canvas, weaving a narrative that transcends mere representation.

At the age of 10, Diack's relocation from Sidi Bougou to Dakar marked a pivotal moment in his relationship with nature. Amidst the bustling heart of the city, his connection with the earth deepened, imbuing his artistic vision with a profound sense of rootedness.

In Diack's works, textures and colors converge in a symphony of poetic harmony, crafting polymorphic forms that evoke the essence of nature's symbiosis. Each piece becomes a microcosm within the vast cosmos, where shades dance with the fluidity of air and textures pulsate with life.

Utilizing natural pigments sourced locally or crafted by his own hands, Diack forges a tangible link between his art and the earth, fostering a profound sense of connectivity. Unlike acrylic, these natural elements serve as conduits, channeling the primal energy of the earth onto his canvas.

In 2021, Diack unveiled "The Bed of Life," a transformative exhibition that invited viewers to recline amidst a bed of grass and pillows, urging them to gaze skyward and reconnect with the awe-inspiring beauty of existence. This immersive experience echoed Diack's ethos of fostering introspection and communion with nature.

Now, as Diack prepares for his residency at Space Un in Tokyo, his upcoming exhibition "Anastomosis" promises to delve deeper into the intricate tapestry of natural interconnectedness. Through his evocative imagery, Diack invites viewers to ponder the subtle threads that bind humanity to the natural world, illuminating the profound symbiosis that defines our existence.

As he garners recognition on the global stage, including a nomination to represent Senegal at the prestigious Biennale in Dakar, Diack's artistic odyssey continues to captivate audiences worldwide, offering a poignant reminder of our shared kinship with the natural world.


作家・出演者Aliou Diack
会場space Unすぺーす あん
東京都港区南青山2-4-9 KLO南青山ビル 1F
アクセス青山一丁目駅(東京メトロ銀座線, 半蔵門線, 都営大江戸線)5番口 徒歩5分
乃木坂駅(東京メトロ千代田線)5番口 徒歩11分
会期2024/04/20(土) - 07/18(木)