Paris — New York
Barthélémy Toguo
Wouri, Donga, Sanaga - 05 September - 05 October 2019
Barthélémy Toguo is a multi-disciplinary artist: he is equally at ease with painting, sketching, watercolour or printing as he is with sculpture, performance, photography and video.


After his exhibition at Galerie Lelong & Co. New York last spring, Lelong Editions is presenting in Paris his first series of etchings: all printed in blue, the series includes examples that have been enhanced with watercolours. This addition of fluid colour animates the powerful silhouettes drawn by the artist, with great sensitivity. They bear the names of rivers from his home country of Cameroon.

Barthélémy Toguo
Wouri, 2019 Etching Edition of 35 + XI handcolored 57 x 54 cm
Barthélémy Toguo
Donga, 2019 Etching Edition of 35 + XI handcolored 57 x 54 cm
Sanaga 4
Barthélémy Toguo
Sanaga IV, 2019 Etching Handcolored edition IV/XI

At the same time, the Le Parvis art centre at Ibos (Hautes-Pyrénées) welcomes the artist within the Of Blood and Water exhibition until 28 September. Part of his installation Vaincre le virus, presented during the Marcel Duchamp prize at the Centre Pompidou, is included alongside new works and installations, including a collection of pirogues and a wall fresco created in situ. In 2020, an exhibition of the artist’s work is scheduled for the Quai Branly museum in Paris and a monograph is being prepared.