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FROM MOTHER TO DAUGHTER

Hoop Gallery
Hoop Gallery
Hoop Gallery

On the occasion of this exhibition, Manel Ndoye and Eva Riol discuss their view of the central place of women in Senegalese society, as mother of the people and guardian of traditions and cultural values. The artists emphasize the role of women in the transmission of femininity, motherhood, religion and magic in the matriarchal tribes that they decide to present in their works.

These artists with unique talents offer an affectionate look at the passing of the baton of life values from mother to daughter. These children, and more particularly these girls, curious and eager to learn, observe and one day reproduce all of their mother's wisdom and experience.

Eva was particularly interested in the women of Bassari country, the first women she met in Senegal. She was challenged by their animist practice and their leading role in their culture, which is based on a symbiosis with the natural environment.

For his part, Manel focused on Lébous women, who also have an important place in social organization. They are often involved in decision-making and play a key role in the management of natural resources and the preservation of the environment.

Together, Manel and Eva celebrate the importance of passing on traditions and cultural values from mother to daughter to preserve the richness and diversity of Senegalese culture while emphasizing the importance of allowing each woman to pursue her own goals and to realize your own dreams as a whole person.

MANEL NDOYE

Born in 1986, Yelli, known as Manel, Ndoye trained in drawing and painting at the School of Fine Arts in Dakar. His vocation as a painter grew under the caring gaze of “big brother” Douts Ndoye with whom he shared his first attempts at painting. His pictorial work was rewarded in 2009 by the Gorgan International Festival of Visual Arts in Iran. Graduating from his class in 2010, Manel Ndoye began to exhibit regularly on the local scene (Manège gallery, Eiffage Senegal headquarters, Arte gallery) where he received encouragement from his elders, including the Senegalese artist and philosopher Joe Ouakam (1945-2017).

He pursues research between figuration and abstraction and finds ways to express his sensitivity. Manel's paintings were noticed by the international public at the 10th edition of the Dak'art Biennale in 2012. On this occasion, he won the Blachère Foundation Prize with, as a result, a creative residency which led to an exhibition individuality of his paintings: he addresses the question of pressure on ecosystems, the daily life of the Lébous established on the coast and the Ndawrabine dance, an element of intangible heritage which mimics the gestures of fishermen.

Manel is attached to this dance expression which manifests a rare relationship of intimacy between man and the sea and which offers to the eye the brilliance of clothing which sublimates women. The painter matches the sounds of his palette to the shimmer and frantic movement of the dancers. He now makes it his favorite subject, which resonates with events honoring women (Dakar Women Group Art Show, Féminités, etc.). Like a choreographer, Manel Ndoye juxtaposes figures, backgrounds and written traces.

Manel Ndoye is therefore in demand for large-scale projects outside Senegal – in 2019 Lifting the Veil curated by Carole Kvasnevski at the Royal Theater in Marrakech, exhibited alongside Bruce Clarke, Jean-David Nkot, and Marc Padeau; from Saint-Louis to Saint-Louis curated by Modou Dieng, exhibited alongside Serigne Mbaye, Camara, Malick Welli, Layla Amatullah Barrayn etc…; Geej solo exhibition at the Carole Kvasnevski gallery in Paris at the end of 2019 – beginning of 2020.

At the same time, his place as an artist is consolidated locally. His individual exhibition, “Traits and contrasts” (April - May 2021) at the Hoop Gallery in Dakar, takes us on an irresistible dive to the seabed. It is also a dizzying penetration of matter observed under the microscope through beams of changing light. In December 2021, his solo exhibition “Trait d’union avec l’univers” was a great success. Following his exhibition “Traces of History” at the Place du Souvenir in May 2022 on the occasion of the Dakar Biennale off, he is participating in the contemporary African art fair, 1-54 in London represented by Jack Bell Gallery. In February 2023, he participates in the exhibition “Sur le fil” with the 19M gallery in Dakar.

EVA RIOL

Born in Madrid in 1982, Eva Riol is a multidisciplinary artist accomplished as a painter, photographer and cultural manager.

His artistic journey began at the age of 10 with a portrait of his family. At 14, she began painting and developed her own style. In 2001, she studied fine arts and added photography to her artistic expression, merging the two disciplines in innovative ways throughout her career. In 2005 his work was selected for the medical competition at the Complutense University of Madrid, where it was exhibited in a group exhibition. She obtained her degree in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid in 2006 and then a master's degree in creative photography from the EFTI school in Madrid in 2007.

Eva has worked as an illustrator, art teacher, cultural manager and in marketing. However, it was his years spent in Mauritania, from 2012 to 2015, which marked a turning point in his artistic style. There she creates a unique approach, using photography as inspiration for her paintings, capturing the reality around her in an original way.

His favorite subject is women. His female portraits are inspired by meetings and discussions, captured by photography. From these encounters, she paints the stories and thoughts of these women. Eva is also part of a collective of women artists in Spain, Empoderarte, which allows her to participate in several exhibitions on the theme of women in cultural centers, libraries and museums in the Spanish provinces.

In 2012, she participated in a solo exhibition entitled "Women in Mauritania" at the National Museum of Mauritania, as well as in the exhibition "African Women" at the Zeinart gallery in Nouakchott. That same year his works were also exhibited at the Fine Arts Exhibition in Madrid at the "Círculo de Bellas Artes".

Returning to Madrid in 2016, Eva created the project "La Creacion De Eva", in which portraits tell the story of life and emotions.

In 2021, she illustrated the book “Resistencias”, Casasola publishing house, with 21 of her pictorial portraits of women from around the world who are involved in the fight for women's rights.

Rather than painting, Eva Riol stains her canvases to express emotions and stories that emerge in a captivating way.

EVA RIOL VELASCO

FROM MOTHER TO DAUGHTER

Rejoicing

MANEL NDOYE

REJOYMENT, 2023

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Acrylic on canvas

200 x 150cm

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Connections

MANEL NDOYE

LINKS, 2023

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Acrylic on canvas

200 x 150cm

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Feminine Atmosphere

MANEL NDOYE

FEMININE ATMOSPHERE

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Acrylic on canvas

150x120cm

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Child's perspective

MANEL NDOYE

CHILD'S PERSPECTIVE, 2023

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Acrylic on canvas

60 x 60 cm

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Shift 1

MANEL NDOYE

RELEASE 1, 2023

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Acrylic on canvas

40 x 25 cm

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Shift 3

MANEL NDOYE

RELEASE 3, 2023

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Acrylic on canvas

40 x 25 cm

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Child's culture

MANEL NDOYE

CHILD'S CULTURE

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Acrylic on canvas

60 x 60 cm

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Human resource

MANEL NDOYE

HUMAN RESOURCE, 2023

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Acrylic on canvas

60 x 60 cm

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MANEL NDOYE

RELEASE 2, 2023

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Acrylic on canvas

40 x 25 cm

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Shift 4

MANEL NDOYE

RELEASE 4 , 2023

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40 x 25 cm

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Shift 5

MANEL NDOYE

RELEASE 5, 2023

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40 x 25 cm

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Shift 7

MANEL NDOYE

RELEASE 7, 2023

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Acrylic on canvas

40 x 25 cm

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Kedougou I's wife

EVA RIOL

THE WIFE OF KÉDOUGOU I, 2022

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Acrylic on canvas

100 x 118 cm

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Shift 6

MANEL NDOYE

RELEASE 6, 2023

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Acrylic on canvas

40 x 25 cm

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Shift 8

MANEL NDOYE

RELEASE 8, 2023

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Acrylic on canvas

40 x 25cm

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Meet at the river

EVA RIOL

SEE YOU AT THE RIVER, 2023

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Acrylic on canvas

95 x 95 cm

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In the shade of the baobab

EVA RIOL

IN THE SHADOW OF THE BAOBAB, 2023

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Acrylic on canvas

93 x 93 cm

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Grandma's septum

EVA RIOL

GRANDMOTHER’S SEPTUM, 2023

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Acrylic on canvas

93 x 93 cm

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Village students

EVA RIOL

THE VILLAGE STUDENTS, 2023

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Acrylic on canvas

97 x 75cm

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The mistress

EVA RIOL

THE MISTRESS, 2023

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Acrylic on paper

83 x 64cm

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The look of the river girl II

EVA RIOL

THE LOOK OF THE GIRL OF THE RIVER II, 2022

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Acrylic on paper

83 x 64 cm

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At the river of hippos

EVA RIOL

AT THE RIVER OF HIPPOPOTAMES, 2023

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Acrylic on paper

83 x 64cm

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On the way

EVA RIOL

ON THE WAY, 2023

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Acrylic on canvas panel

53 x 43 cm

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Siblings

EVA RIOL

SIBLINGS, 2023

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Acrylic on canvas panel

49 x 41 cm

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Glance

EVA RIOL

LOOK, 2023

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Acrylic and watercolor pencil on paper

44 x 36 cm

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On the way to baptism

EVA RIOL

ON THE PATH TO BAPTISM, 2023

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Acrylic and watercolor pencil on paper

44 x 36 cm

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Contemplation

EVA RIOL

CONTEMPLATION, 2023

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Acrylic and watercolor pencil on paper

44 x 36 cm

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Complicity

EVA RIOL

COMPLICITY, 2023

Signed, titled, framed

Acrylic and watercolor pencil on paper

44 x 36 cm

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Mbalax II dancers

EVA RIOL

DANCER OF MBALAX II, 2023

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Acrylic on canvas

93 x 93 cm

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The Wife of Kedougou II

EVA RIOL

THE WIFE OF KEDOUGOU II, 2023

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Acrylic on canvas

93 x 93 cm

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The woman at the Dindefelo waterfall

EVA RIOL

AT THE DINDEFILO WATERFALL, 2023

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Acrylic on paper

83 x 64 cm

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The look of the river girl I

EVA RIOL

THE LOOK OF THE GIRL OF THE RIVER I, 2022

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Acrylic on paper

83 x 64cm

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Bathing in the river

EVA RIOL

THE RIVER BATH, 2023

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Acrylic on paper

83 x 64cm

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Harvesting with baby

EVA RIOL

HARVEST WITH BABY, 2023

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Acrylic on paper

64 x 83 cm

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Baby on the back

EVA RIOL

BABY ON THE BACK, 2023

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Acrylic on canvas panel

53 x 43 cm

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The descent to the river

EVA RIOL

THE DESCENT TO THE RIVER, 2023

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Acrylic and watercolor pencil on paper

44 x 36 cm

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My bowl

EVA RIOL

MY BOWL, 2023

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Acrylic and watercolor pencil on paper

44 x 36 cm

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In the millet fields

EVA RIOL

IN THE FIELD OF MIL, 2023

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Acrylic and watercolor pencil on paper

44 x 36 cm

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Dancers of Mabalax I

EVA RIOL

DANCER OF MBALAX I, 2023

Signed, titled, framed

Acrylic and watercolor pencil on paper

44 x 36 cm

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Riverside activity

EVA RIOL

ACTIVITY ON THE RIVER, 2023

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Acrylic on canvas panel

33 x 27 cm

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