7 Seychellois artists who showcase life on the island through art
(Joe Laurence, Seychelles News Agency)
(Seychelles News Agency) - With its stunning natural beauty, Seychelles is an inspiration for artists. Capturing the beauty, be it the islands, the turquoise-coloured waters, the white sandy beaches or the people, the urge is there to immortalise the scenery in sculpture or on canvas. SNA looks at seven Seychellois artists with their own galleries.
1. Egbert Marday
Marday is a visual artist, focusing on everyday life and the soul of the Seychellois people in the immediate environment. Through art, he also deals with pertinent international issues. Marday uses various media -- acrylic, charcoal, collage, oil, wood, metal, cement, sand and resin.
Gallery - Kreasyon Beau-Et-Mien, La Misere
Open to visitors daily
Contact: Tel: +248 4378456 or +248 2512792
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2. George Camille
George Camille’s work covers many subjects and every piece captures the colour and spirit of Creole life. He uses different mediums which includes etchings, watercolour, pencil and pastel drawings, embossed copper work, canvas collages and 'objet trouves'. Camille’s work covers many subjects and every piece captures the colour and spirit of Creole life.
Gallery - Kaz Zanana, Victoria, Mahe and Villa Verte, Anse Gaulette, La Digue
Contact Tel: +248 4344334 or +248 2548548
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3. Leon Radegonde
Radegonde specialises in contemporary art using the Arte Povera style (meaning poor or impoverished art) which originated from Italy in the 1960s. Radegonde works with discarded items like newspapers transforming them into precious pieces with new definitions and meanings.
Going down the steps to Radegonde’s home-studio at Machabee, every piece along the way tells their own story.
Gallery/Studio: visiting on appointment
Contact Address: 4241166/2718979
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4. Nigel Henri
Henri has developed a unique style which has earned a place in private collections in various parts of the world. His style is highly colourful and often heavily textured, very much characteristic of the Seychelles’ islands' art scene, but distinctive. His acrylic paintings are the typical Seychelles and underwater scenes.
Gallery – Nigel Art studio, Beau Vallon, Northern Mahé
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm, Sunday by appointment
Contact Tel: +248 4247536;
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5. Colbert Nourrice
Nourrice is seen as the most promising artist in the contemporary art in Seychelles. He does semi-abstract paintings of stylized figures, combined with symbols and signs from nature.
Gallery – Colbert Nourrice studio – Domaine Val de Pres, Au Cap
Contact Tel: +248 2 51 96 40
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6. Jude Barallon
Barallon is a professional painter using oil and aqualic painting watercolour to capture Seychelles' beautiful landscapes. He combines graphic designer fine art and graphic techniques to produce signboards, logos and screen-printing on t-shirt.
Gallery: Sun design studio – Cascade
Mon – Sat 10 am 6 pm
Contact: Tel +248 4373191/2779939
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7. Gerard Devoud
Devoud is half Seychellois and half French. He has devoted his life to capturing the beauty, light and easy living of the Seychelles on canvas. Devoud’s paintings are recognisable by their brilliant slashes of red, green and yellow. He provides certificates of authenticity for each of his works.
Gallery - Val Mer, Baie Lazare, PO Box 72, Victoria, Mahé
Contact: Tel: +248 4 38 15 55
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