Portrait of the artist Kehinde Wiley
The work of Kehinde Wiley
Studio des Acacias
30, rue des Acacias
75017 Paris
Dates
From October 19th to November 19th 2022

Kehinde Wiley was Alexandre Diop’s mentor for the 2022 mentorship exhibition “La prochaine fois, le feu”, unveiled during Paris+ by Art Basel. Their creations were on view at the Studio des Acacias.

For the second edition of its mentorship program, Reiffers Art Initiatives presented the exhibition “La prochaine fois, le feu” by Alexandre Diop with the mentorship of Kehinde Wiley, American artist and Barack Obama’s famous portraitist. Born in Paris and living in Vienna, Alexandre Diop is a French-Senegalese young multidisciplinary artist whose artistic process is guided by experimentation and historical observation of our societies. His singular approach is between painting and sculpture, using everyday objects such as books, photographs, metal, and wood, as well as fire, and other elemental compounds like rust and animal hair. His work has already been exhibited internationally, notably in Austria, Italy and in the United States of America. In December 2022, the Rubell collection dedicated an entire exhibition to his work during Art Basel Miami.

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Kehinde Wiley & Alexandre Diop
Kehinde Wiley & Alexandre Diop
Kehinde Wiley & Alexandre Diop
Kehinde Wiley & Alexandre Diop
Kehinde Wiley & Alexandre Diop
Kehinde Wiley & Alexandre Diop
Kehinde Wiley & Alexandre Diop
Kehinde Wiley & Alexandre Diop
Kehinde Wiley & Alexandre Diop
Kehinde Wiley & Alexandre Diop
Kehinde Wiley & Alexandre Diop
Kehinde Wiley & Alexandre Diop
Kehinde Wiley & Alexandre Diop
Kehinde Wiley & Alexandre Diop
Kehinde Wiley & Alexandre Diop
Kehinde Wiley & Alexandre Diop
Kehinde Wiley & Alexandre Diop
Kehinde Wiley & Alexandre Diop
Kehinde Wiley & Alexandre Diop
Kehinde Wiley & Alexandre Diop

Alexandre Diop,

is a French-Senegalese artist based in Vienna. Diop builds his captivating works from all kinds of materials.

A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna under the tutelage of Daniel Richter, Alexandre Diop's approach is between painting and sculpture. His creations combine different kinds of materials collected in his daily environment. Diop's work also explores the theme of African identity, following in the footsteps of his mentor Kehinde Wiley. His work has already been exhibited internationally, notably in Austria, Italy and in the United States.
Reiffers Art Initiatives - Video

Alexandre Diop & Paul-Emmanuel Reiffers - Interview at the Studio des Acacias

LLOYD
Alexandre Diop, 2022

LE SINGE EN NOUS
Alexandre Diop, 2022

RAP JEU
Alexandre Diop, 2022

Reiffers Art Initiatives - Video

Kehinde Wiley & Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis - Interview at the Studio des Acacias

L’ÉPOQUE DES DINOSAURUS
Alexandre Diop, 2022

Seen from the exhibition

INSTALLATION
Alexandre Diop

The works of Alexandre Diop for the exhibition

FATOU GNINGUE, MA GRAND-MÈRE
THE BLACK OPPOTUNIST BLACK BODY PAINTER 1 & 2

Alexandre Diop

“If I do art, it’s because I feel there is a lot of energy inside me; a lot of spirit. We are not just made of bodies, or a bank account, or numbers".
"We don’t know where we come from. It’s still a big question. What do we do here? We arrived, we grow, we learn to speak, we learn our emotions, but there is a lot beyond this. It's difficult to access. Art maybe is a nice message, to be in touch with this other world."

— Alexandre Diop

LLOYD
Alexandre Diop, 2022

ALAIN TALA AND TEDDY SIEMOGNE (1919-1960)
Kehinde Wiley, 2012

RAP JEU
Alexandre Diop, 2022