Modou Dieng Yacine

Modou Dieng Yacine analyzes the “symbolic and mythological power of pop culture” through his mixed-media and hybrid works. Combining painting and photography, his work typically encompasses materials like burlap, cardboard, denim, and wood frames and addresses his African identity and Westernized lifestyle. His distinct color palette draws from the tones and shades of the Sub-Saharan desert, layered with the shifting seasonal coloration of the American Midwest. He creates “a spatial implementation of emotional gestures and intellectual decisions on the surface where the chaos of urban African architecture is confronted with a postcolonial discourse.”

Source: Elizabeth Leach Gallery