Soimadou Ibrahim France, b. 1989
Capturing the character is everything. It is always the personality that I aim to express by exploring the individual’s features and bringing them to life. That’s the reason I paint; to feel connected to family members from afar, and to bring a sense of belonging and support to within.
— Soimadou Ibrahim
Soimadou Ibrahim (French, b. 1989) explores and re-examines family memories by representing cherished moments of his life.
Growing up in Comoros until 10 years old influenced his perspective on socio-economics, the strength of community and the complexities of race. Throughout his adolescent life Ibrahim lived in a small town in Brittany so it is not only his personal experiences but also those of the African diaspora that provide himwith a narrative to share and explore how to navigate the environment in which you find yourself.
His artworks are adapted from archival photographs, pictures taken by the artist himself, memories, and imagination. They each portray the importance of relationships, of life itself and the beauty of nature, illustrated by straight lines, bold gestural strokes and bright colours inspired by his studies in graphicdesign and art. They also reaffirm the persistence and timelessness of memories, encouraging each of us to preserve our own.
Born in France in 1989
Lives and works in London, UK
MA, Graphic Design & Art Direction, Campus Fonderie de l’Image, Paris
MA, Graphic Design & Digital Art, Rennes-II University, Rennes
|2014||BA, Communication Arts, Rennes-II University, Rennes|
Bill Brady Gallery, 'Distant Relatives', Los Angeles, USA
|ATM Gallery, 'My Thoughts Tell Me Tales', New York, USA|
JD Malat Gallery, 'Isolation Mastered', London, UK
Soimadou IbrahimA Graceful Tree, 2021Acrylic on Canvas30.48 x 30.48 cm
12 x 12 in
Soimadou IbrahimA Lasting Day, 2021Acrylic on Canvas182.88 x 182.88 cm
72 x 72 in
Soimadou IbrahimMobutu’s Cigarettes, 2021Acrylic on Canvas182.88 x 121.92 cm
72 x 48 in
Soimadou IbrahimMusa, 2021Acrylic on canvas30.5 x 30.5 cm
12 x 12 in
Soimadou IbrahimNever Scared of Helping a Brother, 2021Acrylic on canvas
121.9 x 91.4 cm
48 x 36 in
Soimadou IbrahimSunday Afternoon, 2021Acrylic on Canvas121.92 x 182.88 cm
48 x 72 in
Soimadou IbrahimThe Lull Before The Storm, 2021Acrylic on Canvas182.88 x 121.92 cm
72 x 48 in
Galerie Marguo @ Art Paris 2021Art Fair 6 Sep 2021Last October, Galerie Marguo opened its doors in the Marais district of Paris with the desire to bring different corners of the world together through a dedicated program highlighting emerging artists. In addition to introducing the works of international artists to the local art scene in France, Marguo is committed to supporting and amplifying their practices through a publishing program of artist monographs. Nearly a year after its launch, the gallery is pleased to be participating in Art Paris for the first time. On this occasion, Marguo presents a selection...