Sambo BOLY




1011 Sambo boly carre 01Sambo Boly was born in 1960, in Sabcé, in the province of Bam in Burkina Faso. He began drawing whilst studying the Koran,and then artisan art at its National centre in Ouagadougou.(CNAA)
He has had exhibitions at the CNAA, at the Centre of French culture in Ouagadougou and in Bobo Dioulasso as well as at the “Escalier Rouge” gallery in the capital of Burkina Faso. In May 2000 he opened an exhibition in Geneva and in july of the same year he participated in a collective show in Grenoble.

In 2006, he took part in the “Africa Now” show in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Sambo Boly is a self taught painter with little formal training in theory and the world of art. He draws his inspiration from everyday life and from observing his contemporaries. His work harks back to ancestral times and at the heart of it lies man, whether taking the role of storyteller or soothsayer, initiate or villager, hunter or fighter, chief or wise man.

The roots of his subject choices lie in African tradition. Yet through his liberty of tone and textural language, the artist keeps his distance from tradition and offers a more universal appraisal of human nature.
The thought process in his work owes nothing, at least directly, to his countries’   tradition of art. Some of his canvases  are a woven fabric of tangled rags where he uses bits of wood, large spoons, spearheads and fragments of photography.

Between 2004 and 2008 he participated in several workshops and symposiums at the Brussels Walonie centre in Paris, the Blachère Foundation in Ouagadougou and as part of “Common challenges and commitments Africa/Europe” in Tangier.


Artworks for sale

. Sambo BOLY - "Cérémonie" - 2015 - 60cm H x 126cm W - Acrylic, ground, natural pigments on canvas - Price: 1.200€ -INFO
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. Sambo BOLY - "Le consultant" - 2015 - 41cm H x 158cm W - Acrylic, ground, natural pigments on canvas - Price: 1.200€ -INFO
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. Sambo BOLY - "Le berger" - 2015 - 92cm H x 53cm W - Acrykic and natural pigments on canvas - Price: 900€ INFO
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. Sambo BOLY - "Les amoureux" - 2015 - 101cm H x 66cm W - Acrylic and natural pigments on canvas - SOLD - INFO
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. Sambo BOLY - "Esprits de la Forêt" - 2010 - 273cm H x 138cm W - Acrylic, ground, natural pigments on traditional fabric bogolan - Price: 9.000€ - INFO
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. Sambo BOLY - "Le Livre" - 2009 - 90cm H x 77cm W - Acrylic, ground, natural pigments on canvas - SOLD - INFO
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. Sambo BOLY - "Trace II" - 80cm H x 60cm W - Acrylic, ground, natural pigments on canvas - Price: 900€ - INFO
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. Sambo BOLY - "Pirogue sacrée" - 2008 - 104cm H x 129cm W - Acrylic, ground, natural pigments on canvas - Price: 2.500€ - INFO
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. Sambo BOLY - "Rouge" - 100cm H x 120cm W - Acrylic, ground, natural pigments on canvas - SOLD - INFO
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. Sambo BOLY - "Trace I" - 75cm H X 60cm W - Acrylic, ground, natural pigments on canvas - Price: 900 € - INFO
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. Sambo BOLY - "Page du Livre I" - 110cm H x 140cm W - Acrylic, ground, natural pigments, cotton on canvas - SOLD - INFO
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