Biography - Mister Co
Mister Co, whose real name is Corentin Baba FAYE, is a painter born on 23 October 1968 in Bignona in southern Senegal.
The Artist has dedicated himself to painting in a professional way since the early 2000s on the island of Gorée where his studio is located.
Mister Co's artistic work has its origins in ancestral African beliefs, the history of Gorée Island and questions about our contemporary societies.
Exploring historical themes and subjects related to the current state of the world, Mister Co paints in oil or acrylic and sometimes adds other materials such as newspaper clippings, corrugated cardboard, jute canvas...
The Artist also paints female portraits, scenes inspired by the history of the signares on his island, Gorée. Committed,, the artist is very attentive to socio-political current events and wishes to deliver messages of Peace.
Very recently installed in Guadeloupe, Mister Co is currently questionning the links between Africa and its diaspora, in particular the persistence of trauma in the post-slavery society of the West Indies.
He has to his credit numerous individual and collective exhibitions in Senegal and abroad. in Senegal and abroad.