A series of 12 mixed media paintings on jute (the backs of recycled carpets).
I was at the public garbage dump in Yverdon-les-Bains (Switzerland) to deposit household waste with my ex-girlfriend when I saw an old dirty and smelly roll of carpet. When I saw that the back of the carpet was actually lined with burlap cloth, I thought the carpets would be perfect for painting. This series of paintings illustrates part of our love and passion story.
– Ndaté Sylla
As a French and Senegalese citizen, I graduated from Dakar National Fine Arts School, in Senegal. I have lived and worked in 4 different countries, on 3 continents (Canada, France, Switzerland and Senegal). I have now been living in Kingston for 11 months with my son Thierno and my dear wife Mélanie, to whom I dedicate this work.
I had the great joy and opportunity to share my work with the public in these different places:
2009 Painting exhibition at Café le 5e, Vevey, Switzerland
2005 Painting exhibition at Café Luna, Lausanne, Switzerland
2004-2005 Painting and sculpture exhibition at Gallery Nelly l’Eplattenier in Lausanne, Switzerland
2004 Group painting exhibition at the Mansion Gallery in la Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
1999 Illustration exhibition at Lausanne’s City Hall, Switzerland
1998 Illustration and poster exhibition at Blaise Senghor Cultural Center in Dakar, Senegal
1998-1998 Participation to the 10th and 11th fairs in Fontenay-sous-Bois, Switzerland
1997 Group painting exhibition «ARTS HORIZON» at the residence of the United States’ Ambassador in Dakar, Senegal