Artist Interview – Aboubakar Fofana

Aboubakar Fofana Installation view. Photo ©

Aboubakar Fofana Installation view. Photo ©

A tree… they saw many, many things… wars, conflicts, and also they hear many secrets…

Aboubakar Fofana, Artist

Aboubakar Fofana with his work. Photo ©

Aboubakar Fofana with his work. Photo ©

Liza Lemsatef Cunningham chatted to artist Aboubakar Fofana about his work, its meaning, and his unique process of contemporary art-making inspired by traditional techniques and materials from Mali, West Africa, and his background as a painter and calligrapher.

Fofana’s striking installation Les Arbres a Bleus is currently on display as part of COTTON : Global Threads at the Whitworth Art Gallery, and the artist also gives his impressions of the exhibit, describing which pieces he found particularly resonant within the exhibition.

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About Liza Lemsatef Cunningham

Art, photography, design, tea, dancing. Not necessarily in that order. @ellelens

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