Kagnédjatou Joachim Silué was born in 1972 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, he is at the same time painter, sculptor and designer. He lives and works today in Modena, Italy.
Admiring the still lives of Joachim Silué, it is difficult not to see a tribute to life, to senses. Half way between painting and sculpture his works are composed of bitumen, wire or recycled wood whose materiality is palpable.
The artist gives importance to used elements that have absorbed a form of suffering, a story. The memory of his past animates him. Not without a certain elegance, the reduced palette composed of whites, blacks and beiges emphasizes the narrative presence of these raw materials of whom Joachim Silué tries to sublimate the last moments of life, as to grant them an ultimate function.
At Jardin Rouge Joachim Silué develops the series « Mental Slavery » and questions our submission to codes governed by the society. Echoing the myth of Narcissus, this insidious relationship of dependence is expressed especially through the recurring use of the comb or broken mirrors.
« Microcosmo – Visions of Contemporary Landscapes of the World », Doria Pamphilj Palace, Valmontone, Rome, Italy
« Lento cammino », SRISA Grilletto d’art contemporain, Florence, Italy
« Segni d’artista », Palazzo Farnese stables in Caprarola, Rome
« World Food Program EXPO Milano 2015″, Ivory Coast Pavilion, Milan, Italy
« Bienal del fin del Mundo », 4th edition, Bienos Aires, Argentina
“In-discipline”, Travelling exhibition at Espace Expressions, CDG Foundation, Rabat, Morocco
« In-discipline », Montresso* Art Space, Montresso* Art Foundation, Marrakech, Morocco
« Enigma da visào », Art Museum, Blumenal, Brazil
« Enigma da visào », Museum of Art, Cascavel (MAC), Brazil
« Universi Immaginari », Exhibition Hall of the Teatre Vittorio Emmanuele, Messina, Sicily, Italy
« Identità e Vitalità dell’Arte Contemporanea » Mattatoio, Rome, Italy