Born in Burkina Faso in 1980, Souleimane Barry was trained in painting with both African and European teachers. Currently living in France, his work is an evolution of the imaginary figurative created through memories and personal experience of exile. With a taste for eclecticism, his sources of inspiration go back to his childhood with all of the emotions, lighting and landscape from his native region Bobo-Dioulasso.  In his works you are likely to find the warm colors of ocher and natural pigments worked to obtain both rough and matte shades that contrast bright colors as if in collage form. Barry paints the beauty of a world that is dear to him and the drifts of humanity in danger. He reveals the secret aspirations of people, dreams from elsewhere and the possibility of a different life.


Key selections of his collection is here in Tucson, at the Gallery 2 Sun, as a result of his annual participation in the Gem and Mineral Show’s African Village.

Souleimane Barry