Lumieres d'Afriques | IBRAHIM CHAHAMATA
54 ARTISTES ŒUVRES PAYS | EXPOSENT DU 4 - 24 NOVEMBRE 2015 AU THÉÂTRE NATIONAL DE CHAILLOT
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_NIGER IBRAHIM CHAHAMATA

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

Ibrahim Chahamata, Niger,
Emity Na-Zahir (Climate Change), 2015
Oil on canvas, 120 x 120 cm,
©Mathieu Lombard