El Hadji sy




El Hadji SY - “El SY”


El Sy or spontaneous abstraction


Senegalese painter, born in Dakar in 1954 where he still resides and works today.

Co-founder in the 1980s of the artistic collective "Agit Art" which holds its influence from the traditional painters of the Dakar School, through the promotion and use of recycled materials: rebar, sand, rice bags, non-imported fabrics in local colors, candle wax, tar or even cardboard appear on the canvas in order to create a more diverse pictorial language, and by extension engaging the debate of the African cultural identity.

El SY has participated in many international exhibitions and congregations, most notably the Documenta 14 in 2017.