Aliou Diack

Aliou Diack was born in 1987 in Sidi Bougou, Mbour Region, Senegal. As a curious child, Aliou sets out to discover nature and worlds of flora and fauna. He studied proportions, colours, textures and recorded all this in drawing notebooks, used as a training ground. To pursue his studies, he left his village at the age of 10 to move to the very heart of Dakar. Not finding any similar nature or freedom, he makes up for it by drawing “everywhere” around him, in order to recreate his universe. He started studying art at the National School of Arts in Dakar, where he was led to practice multiple mediums and tools that offered him to expand his artistic field, and master other techniques than drawing. Aliou Diack currently lives and works in Dakar, Senegal.

OH Gallery
Tourbillon #4, 2016
OH Gallery
Tourbillon #6, 2016

OH Gallery

OH GALLERY opened its doors in Dakar in November 2018 with the precise intention to support the development of a local market of buyers across all ages and nationalities. The contemporary art gallery offers since a unique tailor-made experience to its visitors operating by appointment only. This manner of understanding the space aims to generate an intimate and contemplative approach to the artworks, making every visit confidential and personalised. The selection of artists exhibited in OH Gallery’s OVR challenges a motionless notion of africanness and what does or does not fit the westernized concept of “Contemporary African Art”, by inspiring powerful exchanges among diverse narratives and techniques. The six artists featuring, two of which are a duo, manifest the multifaceted quality of OH Gallery as a meeting place for artists with very different ages, backgrounds and artistic practices. At the same time, the harmony among the works also shows a clear vision on the direction to take.
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