Where is my home? What defines me? Is it my culture, my tradition, my religion, my social status…? I don’t think so. It is rather
rather my intellect, my contribution to the world, to humanity, to our common knowledge.
Today, we are far from the ideal of living together. We are not
patient with each other. We need each other to exist in this river of knowledge and sharing.
What is our current relationship today? Should we look at each other or should we accept criticism in order to better move forward together?
“Looking at the faces of the people, one gets the feeling there’s is a lot of work to be done.” Wole Soyinka said.
This exhibition is a call for a better duo. From Africa to Canary Islands, the artists explore the idea of relationship.
For this exhibition Charlie Five invited the Senagalese artist and curator Djibril Drame. This idea is based on the search for a balance and a joint look between the continent and the islands.
Senegalese filmmaker, Djibril Diop Mambety, Senegalese musician, Wasis Diop, graffiti artist Jean Michel Basquiat, Louise Bourgeois, Niki de Saint Phalle, Chaz Guest, my cousin Deep from Mizerables Grafff collective, and Bibi Seck are my art inspirations. Scientist Cheikh Anta Diop and boxer Muhammad Ali (poetry), Serigne Touba, Mame Cheikh Ibrahima Fall, Abdoulaye Wade and my Dad are my non-art inspirations.
Charlie Five Alias Chr5 is a Spanish artist and curator originally from the Canary Islands. His field of creation combines graphic design, generative art and cryptoart.
Artist strongly linked to the digital world, he uses graphic programming and generative art as part of his videos and installations. Aspects such as the mutability of the work, the abstraction of the landscape in movement or generative geometry are part of that other experimental side that the artist develops with code and certifies in blockchain networks as part of his artistic discourse.