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Platform of Confidence – Wealth Looting in Closed Session 1

2016
Omar Ba

Omar Ba (b. 1977) uses brushes and his fingers to create the unique texture of his works, which meld fine details and effects of vibration. In Platform of Confidence, the silhouettes of baobab trees incorporated into what looks like African cloth suggest the plundering and deforestation of Sub-Saharan Africa before the gaze of powerless eyes.

2016 Omar Ba © Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

2016 Omar Ba © Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Artist: Omar Ba
Title: Platform of Confidence – Wealth Looting in Closed Session 1
Geography: Dakar, Senegal
Date: 2016
Medium: oil paint, crayon, India ink, gouache on corrugated cardboard
Classification: graphic arts (drawing, painting, engraving, calligraphy)
Dimensions: 203.5 x 84 x 4 cm
Inventory number: LAD 2016.012
Contact for images: images@louvreabudhabi.ae
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