Hales are delighted to announce Omar Ba's solo exhibition, A Journey Beyond Illusion at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.
Omar Ba's work (1977, Senegal) is characterised by its enigmatic nature and its great poetic intensity. He seeks to express his subconscious and his symbolic interpretation of reality, therefor contrasting with the common didactic narrative. The artist deals with themes such as chaos, destruction and dictatorship, draping his political discourse in a veil of poetry thanks to a pictorial language that is entirely his own, both fierce and delicate.
Some twenty large-format canvases, created especially for the exhibition, will be presented to the public at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. His iconography, which is both politically and socially engaged, but also imbued with personal mythology, raises historical and timeless questions, while radiating a resolutely contemporary artistic message, which can be found in artists close to surrealism and symbolism. Omar Ba denounces the chaos of the world with his brush.
A Journey Beyond Illusion
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
Rue de la Régence 3
1 April - 7 August 2022
Learn more here.