Stories with words

Roger Calmé, ABA - Africa By Art, November 21, 2020

Sess is a painter of word, that is to say that the Word occupies a place in his canvas, just as the griot in the transmission of memory is at the center of history. Coming from the street, in this breeding ground that maintains molecular profusion, Sess multiplies graphic experiences. It is not limited to the canvas and its exact frame. He opens (and paints) doors, recovered fabrics, boxes that have contained. Everything is memory, overflowing memory, and the object broadcasts its messages. The treatment of history is therefore at the center of his work. It's up to us to read it as we can. Interpretation of the past, social transmission, moral responsibility that time could have instilled in us ...

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