Momar Seck

© MomarSeck, Embouteillage, 2014.Installationdetail,20 m2. Photo: Alain Dubouloz.
© Momar Seck, Embouteillage, 2014. Installation (detail), 20 m2. Photo:
Alain Dubouloz.

MOMAR SECK
Geneva (Switzerland) and Dakar (Senegal)

Approach

Momar Seck is interested in discarded objects that are seen as essentiallyworthless, which he then gives anappropriate symbolic charge. The mixing of materials, colours, poetry and numerous effects creates an actual porosity between various cultures and diverse cosmogonies in the form ofa happy blending.

He attempts thus to thrust the viewer into the realities of everyday life in which puzzles and debris evoke memories and traces of beginnings, as well as ruptures, shifts and changes. Beyond appearances, a reflection develops about reality, the singularity of objects and the ingenuity of artists, as well as about the interdisciplinarity and plurality of cultures, in which the artist takes pleasure in highlighting the playful and enjoyable aspectof creating.

Project

In the context of the Symposium, the artist will invite visitors, particularly children, to participate with him in creating small boats made of wood and salvaged materials such as old cans and various thin metal and aluminum containers. These boats then will be painted in varying colours and attached to a large wooden structure also in the shape of a boat.

The installation will accentuate the variety of colours in order to create a symbol of movement and the phenomena of mobility through a lively visual presentation, linking the salvaged objects to commerce and the transportation of merchandise.

Biography

Born in Dakar in Senegal, Momar Seck lives and works in Dakar and in Geneva, Switzerland. He holds a degree from the École normale supérieur d’éducation artistique de Dakar and from the École supérieur des Beaix-Arts de Geneva. He also has completed a doctorate in fine arts at the Université de Strasbourg in France.

He has presented his work in solo and group exhibitions in Switzerland, France and Italy as well as in Senegal, Cameroun and Mali.

His participation in the Baie-Saint-Paul International Symposium of Contemporary Art will be the second time that he presents his work in America aftertaking part in the 12th Havana Biennialin Cuba.

For more info:

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Seck
Photo: Alain Dubouloz.
© Momar Seck, Planes, 2015. Installation, 16 m2. Photo : Alain Dubouloz.
© Momar Seck, Planes, 2015. Installation, 16 m2. Photo : Alain Dubouloz.
© Momar Seck, Planes (detail), 2015. Installation, 16 m2. Photo : Alain Dubouloz.
© Momar Seck, Planes (detail), 2015. Installation, 16 m2. Photo : Alain Dubouloz.