Frédéric Bruly Bouabré

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Grine Madoli, 2000

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré (1923–2014) was an Ivorian poet and visual artist. His distinctive body of work was influenced by a ‘divine intervention’ he experienced in March 1948, as described in his own words: ‘the heavens opened up before my eyes and seven colourful suns described a circle of beauty around their Mother-Sun, I became Cheik Nadro: “He who does not forget”.’ From then on Bouabré started to collect a vast amount of knowledge, researching various fields such as science, literature, religion and philosophy and recording his thoughts in notebooks.

Works

Lili: les tam-tams de la victoire...
Un céleste mort couché dans une pirogue blanche
Une autre partie de la décoration d'une gaine d'épée (II)
Un oiseau rouge et noire perché sur une liane avec d´autres signes sur banane
Gokpra: Maladie-hydrocéle symbolise la cambosse de cola
L'os de poisson: la morphologie des épées guerrières