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Sulger-Buel Gallery

Sulger-Buel Gallery

Sulger-Buel Gallery

Sulger-Buel Gallery is an art gallery specializing in the contemporary art of Africa and its Diaspora. Founded in 2014 by Christian Sulger-Buel, the gallery provides a focus for those wanting to explore one of the fastest developing, ground-breaking and important areas in contemporary practices — Modern & Contemporary African Art. We do this while addressing a variety of artistic mediums including drawing, painting, sculpture and photography. Led by a diverse and international team of specialists, Sulger-Buel presents a dynamic exhibition program, produces innovative publications and offers consultancy services; visitors, curators and collectors alike can experience its cutting-edge shows at the London space a stones throw away from the Tate Modern as well as at international art fairs across the globe.


51 Surrey Row
Unit 2 La Gare

3D Ausstellungen

  • Sulger-Buel Gallery

    The Ghosts of Congo

    04 Mar 2021 – 04 May 2021

  • Sulger-Buel Gallery

    Intersect Chicago Fair

    06 Nov 2020 – 05 Dec 2020

    We are excited to announce our participation at Intersect Chicago (formerly SOFA Chicago) 2020. This is the first digital edition of SOFA Chicago, a highly respected annual fair that has taken place since 1993.

  • Sulger-Buel Gallery

    Camouflages

    17 Sep 2020 – 17 Oct 2020

    Intrepid activism remains at the core of this vibrant series by Steve Bandoma. True to form, the contorted and disrupted human figures emblazoned with consumerist and hedonistic motifs prevail at the centre of his visual compositions. The use of recognizable yet monstrous human form serves to imbue empathy on the striking socio-political issues addressed within his work. Referring to the Democratic Republic of Congo as a “vaguely disguised war zone”, Bandoma seeks to depict the gust of underbelly terrorism further consolidated during electoral periods a timely subject given that 2020 will reveal itself to be a very trepidatious election year for many Sub Saharan African nations in the midst of a pandemic. With distinctive brushstrokes, serendipitous splatters of paint mixed with ink dribbles, Bandoma’s poignant painterly gestures succinctly capture the anarchy and the instability he discusses regarding his home city of Kinshasa. All these elements combined with a mixed media approach on paper entirely underscore the artist’s omen of an existing self-destructive age. These efforts to project a largely significant narrative are complemented with Steve Bandoma’s intuitive use of colour texture and symbolism bright magentas, iconoclast logos and flesh-toned beastly caricatures with human limbs all form a monolith of beauty and chaos. Steve Bandoma continues to meaningfully challenge the viewer through his ability to create emphasis on a dystopian future while capturing some historical perspective juxtaposing the past and the present.

  • Sulger-Buel Gallery

    Dangerous Bodies

    01 Sep 2020 – 01 Oct 2020

    When I paint the body, it is an expression of this marking of black bodies in a white supremacist world.... ghost bodies, shadow bodies, dangerous bodies... In Dangerous Bodies, artist Jamal Nxedlana exposes the surreal scars which structural racism lacerates upon the black body. And yet, it also offers a beautifully confrontational depiction of resilience in the face of horrors, both seen and unseen. This deeply personal series reflects his experiences as a black man in post-apartheid South Africa, navigating a world of monolithic stereotypes. Through subtle, surreal abstraction it tells a story of living in a body marked from birth as inferior and dangerous. And he candidly and honestly reflects on how he is himself expected to perform his African-ness for a white audience. The work draws on the visual language of traditional portraiture- but to subvert its codes and prejudices. The actors adopt classical stances and poses, but reframed to represent the creators own complex biographical experiences of structural oppression. It uses colour to jolt the viewer to attention and to render powerful contrasts in the image. The interaction of bodies and objects creates surreal, yet harmonious, forms. Together, it asserts a striking visual account of the interplay between social oppression, subjectivity and physical embodiment. The series offers a lush critique of whiteness and coloniality, through a highly personalized account of the artist’s own experiences of reacting to, and critically expressing these stereotypes. Jamal Nxedlana

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    Metamorphosis

    08 Jan 2021 – 11 Feb 2021

    In my work, I portray the discarded and marginalized The individuals or entire communities that civil societies have never taken into consideration The invisible, who live on the poverty line and do not actually enjoy any kind of rights and therefore become vulnerable. The waste materials used in my work symbolizes those discarded living beings of society put together in my utopia to create a parallel universe An ambitious new world, full of life joy where the future is nourished by variety, for differences are great opportunities and not barriers. The discarded objects placed it in the foreground symbolically represent the solitude of the protagonists My work is a reflection of the damage that communities suffer when the self proclaimed intellectual elite do nothing to ameliorate the condition of the many. Joachim Silué

  • Sulger-Buel Gallery

    Traces

    13 Nov 2020 – 31 Dec 2020

    Hyacinthe Ouattara is a self-taught plastic artist. After several experiences in workshops, he trained in drawing. He began to represent the human body in a dreamlike, ghostly and childlike way, before focusing his work on the anatomy of cellular tissues through “human maps”. Material, texture and colours are of great importance in his work. His way of painting is predominantly spontaneous and gestural, while his installations often play with the theme of the suspension between balance and imbalance. His twisted textile sculptures – inspired by organic forms – allow him to reflect on the concept of memory, whilst questioning the ambivalences between appearance and disappearance, and intimacy and identity. His works have been successfully exhibited in Paris, Berlin, Dakar, Ouagadougou, Accra, Luxembourg and Kalgoorlie.

  • Sulger-Buel Gallery

    WAVES: Art from North Africa

    01 Jun 2020 – 31 Aug 2020

    Sulger –Buel Gallery cordially invites you to the launch of its exhibition WAVES. It will be available to view online only from1 June to 30 June 2020. Curated by Najlaa El-Ageli, of Noon Arts Projects, this vibrant show brings the work of five contemporary artists linked to North Africa and its diaspora, as they explore both regional and global themes. Participating artists: Amado Alfadni, COMBO, Ilyes Messaoudi, Hany Rashed and Soad Abdulrasoul.

  • Sulger-Buel Gallery

    This Is Uganda

    16 Mar 2020 – 31 Jul 2020

    At the beginning of 2019, I extended my creative energy into exploring the social mechanisms that are embedded in the indescribable culture of my country of birth. As an aspiring global citizen, I’m yet to find the right words to describe what some would characterize as simply chaotic, or what others may refer to as beautiful and vibrant. Whereas one might perceive the country as a total mess, others would passionately portray it as “gifted by nature”, “welcoming”, “generous and thriving”. Alongside all the freedoms of expression, movement and trade, inequality, habitual politicking, miseducation, misinformation and pervasive lawlessness thrive in equal measure. And, despite the clash of the positive and negative, the good and bad Uganda take pride in this reality. This is what makes us who we are as a nation. This is Uganda. C’est l’Ouganda. This project is aimed at exploring the role of identity in the making of Uganda’s social fabric. It speaks to the tension between its fast growing population versus the availability of public resources that are meant to cater for it. The backdrop of all the artworks in this project is performances wherein the quilted empty food sacs denote the seemingly endless need for humanitarian aid in poverty stricken and refugee-hosting countries like Uganda. As a multidisciplinary artist whose main purpose is rooted in community development, I am strongly passionate about using this project as a stepping stone to engage the local and international communities in conversations and dialogue on Uganda’s most crucial issues that range from education standards and healthcare to environmental protection and public safety. Along the way I’m conceptualizing and contextualizing both mental and physical spaces where I create interactive artworks in different mediums i.e mixed media on canvas, photography, installations and art performances. Recycling is a significant part of my work. I’m therefore continuing to explore the use of locally sourced materials such as used polypropylene that denotes consumerism and bark cloth that represents Uganda’s cultural identity. Collin Sekajugo

  • Sulger-Buel Gallery

    Soul Taming

    27 Nov 2020 – 31 Dec 2020

    "When I was searching for myself amongst the seasons of the clouds...Spring was conforming between golden ears of wheat... and he knew me....and he did not talk eagerly about me… Because he is confident in my knowledge without my signature... We spoke about when the moon will arrive... I used to tell him; You must go, you have an appointment... Just remember to send me peace with the winds..." Akkij Fathi Fathi Hassan is an artist, a poet, a dreamer; but, most of all, he is a dynamic creative set on taming his wild spirit and wandering soul through his art, meditations and poetry. Hassan’s visual work pulls the viewer firstly with its bold lines, then the floating texts, figures and symbols. Once that information and layer is absorbed, his pieces translate into a higher level of alchemical synthesis. His articulation unto the canvas is a deep form of poetry. Essential to his work is the exploration of identity, as he constantly challenges, superimposes, writes and links events, past and present, to contemplate possible futures and potentialities. Hassan's diasporic adventure for almost four decades reflects the displacement and the journey between the different spaces, times, perspectives and memories. His creations also reveal a love and passion for classical music and Opera, wherein his lines translate into visual melodies of emotions. His attention to numbers, codes, letters and musical notes are also weaved back into his compositions reflecting a multidimensional orientation. His tapestries can also be experienced as archival material containing delicate traces of his Nubian culture and its place in the Arab world, wherein the Arabic calligraphy intersects and blends into symbols. In some instances, the letters and the words sharply cut through the Nubian-African heritage to suggest a struggle and the fight for domination and survival. This suspended state is a powerful reminder of not only the past but also inherently of what is happening today politically, socially and culturally. Ultimately Hassan' work is to record, store, archive and tame the memories of dreams, souls, life and desire. His quest to pin down a hybrid-cultural form of self and identity continues and is ever so resonant with what is happening now. His utilising of the desert and forest imagery is a tool to reflect upon the injustices and inequalities of the human condition and existential state of being. He also does a brilliant job in bringing forward a Sufi elemental landscape as well as responding to the more recent crisis relating to Covid-19, referring to the traumatic post-Arab Spring period, the rise of the conservative right in the West and the deconstruction of democracy.

    neueste Werke

    • Baudouin Mouanda

      Ghosts of the Corniche XIII, 2020
      60 x 90 cm (h x w)
      Photography printed on fine art 360g Baryta paper
      GBP 1500
    • Baudouin Mouanda

      Ghosts of the Corniche XXII, 2020
      60 x 90 cm (h x w)
      Photography printed on fine art 360g Baryta paper
      GBP 1500
    • Baudouin Mouanda

      Ghosts of the Corniche VII, 2020
      60 x 90 cm (h x w)
      Photography printed on fine art 360g Baryta paper
      GBP 1500
    • Baudouin Mouanda

      Ghosts of the Corniche I, 2020
      60 x 90 cm (h x w)
      Photography printed on fine art 360g Baryta paper
      GBP 1500
    • Baudouin Mouanda

      Ghosts of the Corniche IV, 2020
      60 x 90 cm (h x w)
      Photography printed on fine art 360g Baryta paper
      GBP 1500
    • Baudouin Mouanda

      Ghosts of the Corniche III, 2020
      60 x 90 cm (h x w)
      Photography printed on fine art 360g Baryta paper
      GBP 1500
    • Baudouin Mouanda

      Ghosts of the Corniche V, 2020
      60 x 90 cm (h x w)
      Photography printed on fine art 360g Baryta paper
      GBP 1500
    • Baudouin Mouanda

      Ghosts of the Corniche VIII, 2020
      60 x 90 cm (h x w)
      Photography printed on fine art 360g Baryta paper
      GBP 1500
    • Baudouin Mouanda

      Ghosts of the Corniche IX, 2020
      60 x 90 cm (h x w)
      Photography printed on fine art 360g Baryta paper
      GBP 1500
    • Baudouin Mouanda

      Ghosts of the Corniche XX, 2020
      60 x 90 cm (h x w)
      Photography printed on fine art 360g Baryta paper
      GBP 1500
    • Baudouin Mouanda

      Ghosts of the Corniche VI, 2020
      60 x 90 cm (h x w)
      Photography printed on fine art 360g Baryta paper
      GBP 1500
    • Baudouin Mouanda

      Ghosts of the Corniche II, 2020
      60 x 90 cm (h x w)
      Photography printed on fine art 360g Baryta paper
      GBP 1500
    • Baudouin Mouanda

      Ghosts of the Corniche XIX, 2020
      60 x 90 cm (h x w)
      Photography printed on fine art 360g Baryta paper
      GBP 1500
    • Baudouin Mouanda

      Ghosts of the Corniche XVII, 2020
      60 x 90 cm (h x w)
      Photography printed on fine art 360g Baryta paper
      GBP 1500
    • Baudouin Mouanda

      Congolese Dream III, 2020
      60 x 90 cm (h x w)
      Photography printed on fine art 360g Baryta paper
      GBP 1500
    • Baudouin Mouanda

      Congolese Dream II, 2020
      60 x 90 cm (h x w)
      Photography printed on fine art 360g Baryta paper
      GBP 1500
    • Baudouin Mouanda

      Congolese Dream I, 2020
      60 x 90 cm (h x w)
      Photography printed on fine art 360g Baryta paper
      GBP 1500
    • Baudouin Mouanda

      Congolese Dream IV, 2020
      60 x 90 cm (h x w)
      Photography printed on fine art 360g Baryta paper
      GBP 1500
    • Baudouin Mouanda

      Congolese Dream V, 2020
      60 x 90 cm (h x w)
      Photography printed on fine art 360g Baryta paper
      GBP 1500
    • Baudouin Mouanda

      Seasonal Sky XX, 2020
      60 x 90 cm (h x w)
      Photography printed on fine art 360g Baryta paper
      GBP 1500
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