The Revealer - Curated by 404 Art Collection
Frédéric Bruly Bouabré
10.30.2023 — 11.30.2023
Artwork For Sale
Connaissance du monde bété : cantateur d'art (Collection of 10 works), 2022
Les yeux de la mode au salon (5), 2003
Sur un Sujet d Ideologie L’humanite Jaune (Collection of 30 works), 2005
Collection of 5 Fruit Series Artworks , 2005
Musée des Visages Africains - Scarification (4), 2005
Natte bété conçu en ecorce d' arbre & Art de civilisation bête : bana - groko : pagne traditionnel, 2004
"Tig brakoa" le long tam-tam de réjouissance en pays bété, 2006
Femme de beauté portant au visage les marques d'une scarification vue, 2005
Jeune Fille Aux Dents Blanche de Beaute Souriante a la Vue des Hommes, 2005
Antique Art Africain, 2004
"Nepke- o lignon" les hommes de beaute courtisent tou jours les femmes, 2004
Pour Moi ce Divin Desin Pris sur Mangue Jaunie est une Divine Interpretation d' un Homme de Petitetaille Marie a une Grande Femme, 2005
Un Divin Homme au Visage Scarifie du Symbole "Gui", 2005
Jeune fille, femme de beaute portant une bassine d'eau, 2006
Homme citoyen d'outre-monde vu bien habille, 2005
Dessin vu sur "bana-groko" pagne bété, 2004
Vieil homme au coeur jaune d'union au visage scarifie du symbole "djou", 2005
Vu dans sa cité conçue d' homme tombant, 2005
Homme rouge de beauté aux yeux baisses, 2005
Art divin relevé sur peau de banane jaune
Cet instrument a son et danse est joue lors des festivities funeraires, 2006
In the vast realm of contemporary African art, the works of Frédéric Bruly Bouabré stand as a testament to the transformative power of knowledge and creativity.
We are honored to present Frédéric Bruly Bouabré's “The Revealer,” an exhibition that invites viewers to delve into the remarkable world of one of Africa's most revered visionary artists.
Bouabré was not only an artist but a polymath, philosopher, and collector of knowledge. He is celebrated for his lifelong commitment to documenting the wisdom of his culture through his unique visual language.
Central to this exhibition is his remarkable "Knowledge of the World" series, a compendium of ideograms, each symbolizing a piece of traditional wisdom, proverbs, and insights passed down through generations.
His work, in this series and beyond, is a testament to the enduring power of spoken tradition and the vocal transmission of knowledge in Africa.
With a discerning eye and an unyielding dedication to the preservation of his heritage, he undertook the monumental task of translating this vast vocal treasury into a written and visual form.
Each of his ideograms encapsulates a piece of collective memory, inviting viewers to embark on a journey through his ethnic group, the Bété people, and discover their rich cultural tapestry.
The "Knowledge of the World" series reflects his profound respect for nature and his culture. The ideograms are crafted with striking simplicity, offering a visual language that allows us to explore the depths of African knowledge. His work exudes a sense of harmony and unity, bridging the worlds of tradition and modernity and inviting you to traverse the vast landscapes of the Ivory Coast, explore the depths of African culture, and delve into the intricate interplay between knowledge, art, and tradition.
“The Revealer” is a tribute to a man who dedicated his life to preserving the heart and soul of his people through the unifying power of visual storytelling. He believed that knowledge, once shared, holds the power to unite, illuminate, and transform the world. We hope that through this exhibition, you will embark on your own journey of discovery, gaining a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of humanity and culture.