Petit Mossi (Heart Hunter) 2019

Brave little boy facing threatening ambience of malaria disease in Africa.

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Henri Abraham Univers


Henri Abraham Univers is a self-taught Franco-Burkinabe painter. He grew up in an artistic household in the multicultural environment of Abidjan, thus ensuring his early immersion in creative activity and openness to a multitude of influences from across the world. He studied film directing at le Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français in Paris, but turned to painting shortly afterwards as a more intuitive means of expression. Univers’s paintings are distinguished by cosmological themes and a selection of repeated elements, such as sprinkles of white stars against a black background, to symbolise the sky, which he says is ever present regardless of what is happening in the world, and references to love and the oneness of humanity.

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