Finissage ¦ Moussa Sanogo ¦ CLOSE UP: The Cynical Power of Beauty

Opening: 16 Jan 2019, 17:30 - 19:30

16 Apr 2016

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Gallery opening time: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 12:00-18:00 and Saturday 12:00 to 17:00

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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  • 211, 295
  • Fulham Broadway, Parsons Green
  • West Brompton Station

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Gallery 106 is delighted to invite you to a finissage of solo exhibition of the London based artist Moussa Sanogo.


As a curator choice, Sanogo's exhibition is extended for one week, to allowed more time for public to come to the gallery and view  the astonishing  artworks of this artist.
This exhibition includes  26 of his late artworks, in multimedia, oil on canvas and a combination of oil paints, acrylic and spray paint, as well as a beatboxing music video of the performance he had in L’Europeen in Paris together with Paulo Goude.

Sanogo was born in Paris, his family comes from the Ivory Coast, West Africa. He became a model at first, starting out in Paris at the tender age of 18, becoming the face of Paul Smith for 4 years and working with the likes of John Galliano, Paul & Joe and Wunderkind amongst many others.

This world of fashion with its strong emphasis on beauty and iconic status played heavily onto Sanogo's creative side, so that as an artist, these concerns are dominant in his imagery, technique and choices of bright, almost garish colour palette. 

Moussa Sanogo has exhibited his work all over the world, recently being included as one of the 'Top 100 Street Artists' to exhibit at the first ever 'Street Art Fair International' in LA. His biggest collector so far is the the music icon Grace Jones who has acquired more than 30 pieces of his works and continues to be a passionate supporter. This entire collection purchased by Grace Jones is to be exhibited at the V&A.

The latest exhibitions include: Street Art Fair International Siren Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, L’Afrique Creative Door, Paris, France, L’Afrique Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell, London, Transient Contemporary and Modern Art, Artists Corner, Hollywood, Los Angeles.
G A L L E R Y 106 is a non for profit organisation that provides a platform to explore, create and present contemporary art and all forms of artistic expression.
For more information please visit gallery website www.gallery106.org.uk
Or contact us on info@gallery106.org.uk

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