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Laye Ka


Laye KA was born in Missirah, in the Diourbel region, and graduated from the École Nationale des Arts de Dakar in 2006. After working for several years on the lines and stripes that give rhythm to traditional African loincloths, he has been reflecting for several years on barcodes, which are drawn in much the same rhythmic logic. This has enabled him to develop a personal technique, since for him, barcodes represent digital data in the form of a symbol that the artist recovers and pastes onto his canvases to give them a second life and a new function, that of plastic expression. But Laye Ka adds with a knowing smile: “The barcode is also a certain idea of identity, of the DNA unique to each of us, an artistic way of celebrating differences and their fusion.

Mixed media

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