Born in 1967, Ibrahim Chahamata is a Tuareg painter from the town of Agadez, at the gates of the Sahara. As a child, he worked with embroidery and made shop signs.
Oil paint, typically used for buildings, and textiles are the materials used by this self-taught artist, skilled at DIY techniques, whose environment restricts his access to artistic tools and access to the international art scene.
The works of Ibrahim Chahamata are the results of a personal reinterpretation of ancestral Tuareg and Islamic art. A multitude of symbols, signs, geometric and symmetric forms mix to create a code, filled with a spirituality and mysticism, unique to the artist.
In 2015, the French-Nigerien Cultural Center in Niamey, Niger, hosted his first solo exhibition.
Ibrahim Chahamata, Niger,
Emity Na-Zahir (Climate Change), 2015
Oil on canvas, 120 x 120 cm,
As you know, the Coronavirus is spreading worldwide. After Asia, Europe and the American continent, the African continent sees the Covid19 epidemic coming with great concern, given the limited health infrastructures available in some countries.
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