Omar Ba’s majestic paintings deal with European colonialism in Africa

Omar Ba’s haunting mixed-media paintings situate hybrid animal-human figures in fantastical scenes. They conjure up the afterlife of European colonialism in Africa. Ba constructs most of his large-scale works on the floor, layering paint, pencil, India ink, and bic pen ink on predominantly black backgrounds. The dense layers of disparate materials bring great depth and … Read more