Idrissa Diarra - Le noctambule

Idrissa Diarra - Le noctambule
Oil on canvas - Signed - 2004

"Le noctambule". Work acquired directly from the artist in 2004 in Abidjan (Ivory Coast). Acrylic on canvas, 59 x 43 cm, original stretcher TransAfrik Art Gallery. Collection Neher.
Fine scattered cracks, characteristic of a twenty-year-old oil painting.
Sent by DHL or UPS to the EU (approx. €60). Colissimo for FR (€25).

Idrissa Diarra, a major figure in the "School of Abengourou", a temple of Ivorian naïve art, is considered one of the forerunners of naïve art in Africa, as is Augustin Kassi, Camille Kouakou, Roger Djiguemdé and Losseni, and has exerted considerable influence on the new generation of African naïve artists.
Born in 1969 in northern Côte d'Ivoire, Idrissa Diarra learned art at the Art Crafts Center in Abengourou (the Bieth Centre), a school conceived as a work of social reintegration through art. The school was later renamed the Abengourou College of Education, and in 1995 it was designed by the Abengourou Regional Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (CRAMA). This school is at the origin of one of the most important currents of contemporary Ivorian art: naïve art. Trained in the copying of paintings of all kinds, commissioned by Abidjan but also from Europe, Idrissa Diarra and the other artists of the Centre soon engage in the representation of themes of everyday popular life, then gradually let their imaginations run wild. Idrissa Diarra works hard and takes confidence in her know-how. He paints from his observations and emotions, and executes his paintings with meticulous care, which is an essential feature of his style. He has participated in nearly fifty exhibitions in Africa, Europe - notably at the Max Fournier Museum of Naïve Art in Paris - as well as in Japan and has contributed to the creation of the International Biennial of Naïf Arts of Abidjan (BINA), the next edition of which is announced in 2021. One of his last major monographic exhibitions entitled "Tropical Forest" will take place in Barcelona from March to June 2014 at the Out Of Africa Gallery. His works are sought-after by international naive art collectors.

Lot details
Idrissa Diarra
Title of artwork
Le noctambule
Oil on canvas
Image size
59×43 cm
Total dimensions
59×43×2 cm
Sold with frame
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