Manel Ndoye Diender, Senegal , b. 1986

Ndoye pursues research between figuration and abstraction and has developed his own unique painting style. He addresses issues of pressure on ecosystems, the daily life of the Lébous coastal communities and the Ndawrabine, a ceremonial dance that mimics the gestures of fishermen. The artist is attached to this cultural heritage which demonstrates a rare intimate relationship between man and the sea. Ndoye uses a pointillist technique to capture the shimmering textiles and frantic movement of the female dancers. Like a choreographer, he juxtaposes figures, backgrounds and written traces.


Recent exhibitions include the 2022 Biennale Dak’art, Dakar, Senegal and 1-54 African Art Fair, London, 2022.