Editor's note: This post refers to the "Abdoulaye Konaté" exhibition which was open until September 24, 2016.
Known for his large-scale textile installations, Abdoulaye Konaté’s features all new works, which continue his exploration of formal colour composition. Inspired by the hues found in rocks and minerals, abstract works with subtle gradations of colour and embroidered accents predominate.
Konaté’s vivid, thought-provoking installations have their roots in his Malian homeland. The materials he uses, woven and dyed cotton, are integral to the country’s culture and by extension, to his practice. ‘I use textiles in the same way other artists use paint, steel or marble - it is my colour palette and medium for artistic expression.’
Abdoulaye Konaté, Composition vert émeraude et rouge, 2016. Photo: Todd White
Abdoulaye Konaté, Papillon (violet, jaune et ocre), 2016. Photo: Todd White
Abdoulaye Konaté, Composition vert avec bande rouge et noire, 2016. Photo: Todd White
Gallery info: 4 Hanover Square, London W1S 1BP (view map)
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