Gopal is a discrete and humble artist. His relation with art seems very natural and healthy. He is painting today, but would he still want to do it tomorrow? Talking about his paintings is not his cup of tea. He’s leaving it to the ones who notice and show his work in France, Switzerland, Africa, and Eastern Europe or even in New York.
He took classes of plastic arts in Bordeaux and learned how to work traditional bronze in Ouagadougou. Knowing how to draw, to use colours and learning the laws of perspective, allows him to pretend the opposite. For Gopal, rules seem to exist to be bypassed, even ignored.
When I look at his paintings, I see a critic from the consumer society, of its inconsistency. Time seems to be suspended, inviting us to contemplate our daily life.
In French, « earning our life » means that we earn a good salary. « Does a life needs to be earned to get the right to enjoy it? » wonders Gopal seriously.
Admiring Gopal’s paintings invites you undoubtedly to question establishment. A position that is not always confortable but so rewarding…
I wish you a wonderful discovery!