Konate, Abdoulaye b.1953 / Composition 3 Reptiles
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about this work
Konaté’s vivid, fabric-based installations have their roots in his Malian homeland. The woven and dyed cotton that he uses, draws from the country’s rich historical tradition whilst his adaptation of the materials roots his work firmly in the contemporary. Inspired by capes worn by Senufo musicians, Konaté has developed a system of using layers of coloured ribbons to explore painterly ideas of composition and colour. This sophisticated abstraction also alludes to the underlying relationship between colour gradations and musical tonalities, music being central to Malian culture.

Abdoulaye Konate (b.1953, Mali)

Composition 3 Reptiles , 2015

233 x 167 cm.
91 3/4 x 65 3/4 in.
Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy Current Location:
UK - Bonhams, London Mixed Media Wall WorkAfrica


Abdoulaye Konaté: solo show
Primo Marella Gallery, Milano, Italy
November 2015 - January 2016


Contemporary African Art
Art Premium (Magazine), July 2016

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