The earth, the sky and the stars as well as relationships with vegetable, animal and human nature can be observed throughout Frédéric Bruly Bouabre’s work. His vision of the world and his understanding of materials and elements or, in other words, those traces of intangible things to which he gives meaning, life and energy, can also be perceived.

This work is the synthesis, or rather the combination, of a series of scarifications. Scarification is practised throughout Africa. The execution and arrangement of the scarification comprise a series of graphic details that result in a veritable architecture. Aesthetically, scarification also represents the mark or identity of particular cultural groups. The commentary and interpretation provided by these works demonstrate that the artist’s concerns are not purely academic. He values freedom so much that he expresses himself directly and in his own fashion.
Musée des Civilisations de Côte d'Ivoire
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