Under The Patronage of Her Royal Highness
Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa
Wife of His Majesty The King Of Bahrain
President of The Supreme Council For Women
Born in Mali, Aboubakar Fofana started exhibiting in France as a calligrapher but a childhood memory of seeing wild indigo growing in the forest called him back to Mali, where he immersed himself in learning how to build natural indigo vats using leaves to provide pigment. Fofana’s art is directly informed by the raw materials he uses. The cyclical movements of the natural world, the way time alters living things, the beauty of these changes and their ephemeral states, are all mirrored in his work.
Mood Indigo, 2011 | Fermented leaf Indigo dye on silk-linen panels | 20 panels | Each Measuring 100 x 190cm