Seyni Gadiaga

Seyni GADIAGA was born in 1956, in Dakar (Senegal). He is the head of the Training Department of Cultural Animation and Research Trainers at the National School of Arts in Dakar.

Training:

1977-81: Ecole Normale Supérieure d'Education Artistique in Dakar - National School of Fine Arts

1982-83: National School of Fine Arts of Nancy (France)

1983-84: National School of Decorative Arts of Nice

1984-2006: Professor of Visual Arts at the National School of Arts in Dakar

2006-present: Head of the Training Department of Cultural Animation and Research Trainers of the National School of Arts in Dakar

Seyni GADIAGA paints abstract paintings with traditional elements, such as the triangle representing fertility and the typical relief of his paintings, referring to traditional scarifications (a kind of relief tattooing by incision in the skin, but we can note for several years the appearance of silhouettes becoming more and more precise.

His paintings are very colorful. Blue of the river and the ocean; yellow of the sand, red of a brilliant red sky and sometimes, the earth where nothing grows, and green, the sacred color, one of the rarest colors, of the song of hope.

Seyni's works are the result of mixed techniques: acrylic paint placed on a canvas or a wooden plate on which he creates an uneven surface with relief.

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