PRIMAE NOCTIS
ABDOULAYE KONATÉ

ABDOULAYE KONATÉ

Published by: Primae Noctis Art Gallery
A symphony of colours, a wide deep research through symbol and essence, this is the path Abdoulaye Konaté is crossing in his latest works. It’s impossible to look at his artworks remaining emotionless. Konaté’s joyful compositions bring us in a universe filled with symbols, in an atmosphere charged of significances. Even if the political issue is cast aside, his language is unchanged, always strong, substantial, stripped of every unfoundamental decoration, forged to speak of Human and Nature through a simple medium, such as the colour. The language of colours is made of extrinsic impressions but also internal affections. Following the Islamic culture there’s this liminal faculty, proper of the soul, that intermediates the perceptions between the external and the unintelligible world. The colours are the words of living nature that allow communications but also interpretations. Three colours first: white, black and red. Magnetar poles connecting the inner substance of every ancient symbolism about colours. In Africa the colour is a religious symbol, full of signifiances and power.