#Art-s






Retour aux sources / Back to basics (2020)
Toile, mixte, 162 x 150 cm / Canvas, mixed media, 63/8 x 59 in.
© Souleimane Barry. Courtesy of the artist.

Souleimane Barry


“ Figuratif imaginaire ”



Souleimane Barry est un artiste peintre et musicien burkinabé qui vit et travaille entre la France et le Burkina Faso.

Empreint du souvenir des paysages de la région de son enfance, Bobo-Dioulasso (capitale économique du pays), des individus qu’il croise et a croisé, il retransmet leurs lumières, leurs visages et couleurs à travers ses peintures empreintes d’émotion combative, à la frontière entre l’imaginaire et le réel. Chacune est une histoire.

Dans « La Marche des Hommes » et « Visage Anonymes », il évoque différentes thématiques, en gardant toujours l’être humain au centre de son œuvre. Des questions de frontière, de migration, de territoire et d’identité qui touchent les populations appartenant à son pays et continent, animent son travail.

Ses techniques oscillent entre l’utilisation de pigments naturels, d’ocre, et d’acrylique, ou encore du collage apportant relief et texture à ses œuvres. Ses couleurs chaudes, vivantes, ses gestes libres, nous attachent le regard et nous entraînent à plonger dans ses histoires.
Sur sa page Instagram, il fait vivre ses peintures et le cheminement de sa création au grés d’une musique aux sonorités folk qu’il compose, redonnant mouvement, âme et singularité à ces caractères.

Souleimane Barry is a painter and musician from Burkina Faso who now lives and works between France and his home country.
Inspired by the landscapes’ memories of the region where he grew up of Bobo-Dioulasso (the economic capital), of the individuals he meets and met, he retransmits their lights, their faces and colors through his paintings imprinted with combative emotion, on the edge between the imaginary and the real. Each one is a story.
In his latest series "La Marche des Hommes" and "Visages Anonymes", he evokes different themes, always keeping the human being at the center of his work. Border, migration, territory and identity issues that affect the populations belonging to his country and continent, drive his work.
His techniques oscillate between the use of natural pigments, ocher, and acrylic, or even collage, bringing relief and texture to his works. His warm, lively colors, his free gestures, catch our eye and lead us to dive ino his stories.
On his Instagram page, he brings his paintings and the journey of his creation to life through a self-composed music with folk tones, giving movement, soul, uniqueness, life to these figures. June I.

+ souleimane.com  
+ instagram.com/barry_souleiman ︎






Selected Works

La Flêche / The Arrow (2019)Toile, tech mixte, 142 x 140 cm / Canvas, mixed media, 55/9 x 55/1 in. © Souleimane Barry. Courtesy of the artist.
La Flêche / The Arrow (2019)
Toile, tech mixte, 142 x 140 cm / Canvas, mixed media, 55/9 x 55/1 in.
© Souleimane Barry. Courtesy of the artist.








Autour du Globe / Around the world (2019)
Toile, tech mixte, 130 x 160 cm / Canvas, mixed media, 51/2 x 63 in.
© Souleimane Barry. Courtesy of the artist.







Marionnette / Puppets (2019)
Toile, tech mixte, 132 x 180 cm / Canvas, mixed media, 52 x 70/9 in.
© Souleimane Barry. Courtesy of the artist.







Résistance / Resistance (2019)
Toile, tech mixte, 142 x 193 cm / Canvas, mixed media, 55/9 x 75/9 in.
© Souleimane Barry. Courtesy of the artist.






Tirer vers... / Pull toward (2019)
Toile, tech mixte, 132 x 140 cm / Canvas, mixed media, 52 x 55/1 in.
© Souleimane Barry. Courtesy of the artist.







Spontaneité n°1 / Spontaneity n°1 (2019)
Acrylique sur papier, 30 x42 cm / Paper, acrylic, 11/8 x 16/5 in.
© Souleimane Barry. Courtesy of the artist.





Spontaneité n°2 / Spontaneity n°2 (2019)
Acrylique sur papier, 52 x 52 cm / Paper, acrylic, 20/5 x 20/5 in.
© Souleimane Barry. Courtesy of the artist.






Visage anonyme n°1 / Anonymous face n°1 (2019)
Acrylique sur papier, 50 x 61 cm / Paper, acrylic, 19/6 x 24 in.
© Souleimane Barry. Courtesy of the artist.






Visage anonyme bleu n°2 / Blue anonymous face n°2 (2020)
Toile, tech mixte, 61 x 50 cm / Canvas, mixed media, 24 x 19/7 in.
© Souleimane Barry. Courtesy of the artist.







L’Écoute / Listening (2020)
Toile, tech mixte, 92 x 65 cm / Canvas, mixed media 36/2 x 25/6 in.
© Souleimane Barry. Courtesy of the artist.






Poumons en papillon / Buttrfly lungs (2020)
Toile, tech mixte, 98 x 67 cm / Paper, acrylic, 38/6 x 26/4 in.
© Souleimane Barry. Courtesy of the artist.