Le Jardin Jolof is a visual artist from Senegal whose work features African masks, producing an aesthetic that mixes decoration, fashion, and cultural commentary. His photographed scenes involving masks celebrate and preserve African heritage while also confronting modern day social issues. As one example, his photo entitled “Arts and Plants” engages with ideas about the conservation of nature. His works also draw from historical references, while bringing in modern concerns and settings. Another of his photos is a tribute to the ancient Egyptian twin gods, “Shout” and “Tefnout,” who are depicted wearing Sarakhole masks.
Le Jardin Jolof received a Cultures of Resistance Award (CoR Award) in 2022 and will be using his award to realize his future visual concepts. At the moment, he is working on visuals about issues in the caste system and about violence within relationships.
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