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Henri Sagna
Senegalese scptor

Henri Sagna

Henri Sagna
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Intro Senegalese scptor
Is Artist
From Senegal
Field Arts
Gender male
Birth 17 June 1973, Dakar
Age 48 years
Henri Sagna
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Biography

Henri Sagna (1973 in Dakar) is a Senegalese sculptor.

Biography

Henri Sagna lives and works in Senegal. After his studies at the Ecole nationale des Arts of Dakar in 2005, he received the first prize at the sixth National Salon des artistes plasticiens sénégalais. Sagna is known as artist sculptor-recycler. He realises artworks assembling collected materials in a variety of ways. The artist leds a series of workshops and ateliers in France and Senegal, which had as central theme the concepts of recovery and recycling of materials.

Fish of Henri Sagna

Works

The journey of Sagna is based on the respect and knowledge of the environment to raise awareness among the general public and especially the residents of the townships. Focusing a large part of his plastic work around the species of mosquito transmitting malaria, Henri Sagna uses his personal weapons in the fight against the disease.

His artworks represent a fun way to communicate in Europe and especially in France, the problem of the malaria and provide a wider awareness of this problem that creates carnage in his continent. The teaching to the new generations to conciliate their artistic journey and a necessary reflection on the surrounding environment remains the main objective of the Senegalese sculptor.

Henri Sagna's mosquito: an artwork for Wikipedia

Amongst the ten contemporary artists of Senegal at the Dapper Museum in Paris in 2006, focusing on the creativity of a generation of Senegalese artists, Henri Sagna has set up an entire field with his favorite topics: Mosquitoes and insect screens! The insects were made with enormous paws from galvanized steel wire, bottles of soda and celluloid for the wings.

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