Born in 1961 in Tivaouane (Senegal). Lives and works in Dakar (Senegal)
Senegalese sculptor, Ndary Lo, continually breathes new life into the secondary raw materials he redirects to demonstrate all the stages of life. The march towards change is inevitable and he revisits this through all the different themes. This is what we will find this year in his version of Dante’s paradise on display at the Smithsonian, in Rosa Parks’ Refusal in Bilbao, or in Trees of Origins in London.
Emblem of Senegal and omnipresent in the African collective imagination, the tree is the essential symbol of life, nature and wisdom. Giacometti and numerous modern artists were influenced by African sculpture starting from the 20s. It is now Ndary’s turn to appropriate this cultural heritage and to present his own lanky and slender image in his Trees of Origins. His humanized vegetal compositions, where man draws all of his energy from the very roots of nature, are warning calls for more commitment and responsibility towards the material and spiritual environment.