The work of Mohamed Diabagaté (b.1987) is striking. The format is large, imposing, texturally rich, allowing the viewer to enter a different world. Diabagaté's canvas is dense and multi-layered, composed of thousands of pieces of painted and cut cloth. We see our past, present, our dreams, the future, or a void, emptiness into which he sometimes places a questioning silhouette.
Diabagaté's figures, often alone, seem to be searching to find their place in the world. Evoking hesitation, doubt and fear, they are Immobile, yet they must keep moving, to find which path to take when none are evident.
Diabagaté began painting at a young age with his father, the renowned painter Ismael Diabagaté, and was later mentored by the great Beninese artist Ludovic Fadiaro. He graduated, first in his class, from the National Arts Institute of Bamako (2009), and the Conservatory of Arts and Media of Bamako (2014).
His works have garnered attention worldwide. Recent exhibitions include: ODA Gallery (Cape Town, South Africa) and the Eureka Gallery (Abidjan, Ivory Coast).
Diabagaté lives and works in Bamako.
Mohamed DiabagateA l’ombre de soi , 2022textile collage and painting on canvas43 1/4 x 39 3/8 in
110 x 100 cmMohamed Diabagate, A l’ombre de soi , 2022Sold
Mohamed DiabagateForêt bleus , 2022textile collage and painting on canvas43 1/4 x 39 3/8 in
110 x 100 cmMohamed Diabagate, Forêt bleus , 2022Sold
Mohamed DiabagateL’aurore, 2022textile collage and painting on canvas43 1/4 x 39 3/8 in
110 x 100 cmMohamed Diabagate, L’aurore, 2022Sold
Mohamed DiabagateL'observateur 1, 2021Textile collage on canvas39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in
100 x 100 cm
Mohamed DiabagateL'observateur 2, 2021Textile collage on canvas47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in
120 x 120 cmMohamed Diabagate, L'observateur 2, 2021Sold
Mohamed DiabagateL'Observateur 3, 2021Textile collage on canvas51 9/50 x 51 9/50
130 x 130Mohamed Diabagate, L'Observateur 3, 2021Sold
Mohamed DiabagateUntitled 1, 2021Textile collage on canvas39 3/8 x 43 1/4 in
100 x 110 cmMohamed Diabagate, Untitled 1, 2021Sold
Mohamed DiabagateUntitled 3, 2021Textile collage on canvas39 37/100 x 43 31/100
100 x 110Mohamed Diabagate, Untitled 3, 2021Sold
Mohamed DiabagateFondation, 2020Mixed media, ink and collage on canvas43 1/4 x 41 in
110 x 104 cm
Mohamed Diabagate was born in 1987 in Bamako.
Diabagaté began painting at a young age with his father, the renowned painter Ismael Diabagaté.
The winner of the National Ségou’Art in September 2017, Mohamed Diabagaté is the young rising star of contemporary art in Bamako. He graduated first of his class from the National Institute of Arts, Bamako as valedictorian in June 2009. He continued his studies in Fine Arts at the Conservatoire des Arts et Metiers Multimedia Balla Fasséké Kouyaté Bamako (2014). After a residence and mentoring in the workshop of the great Beninese artist, Ludovic Fadairo, Diabagaté joined the artist collective Atelier Badialan 1.
He has a technique of collaging fabric and mosaic, degraded from top to bottom and vice versa with disappearing silhouettes.
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