Gerard Santoni was educated in Côte d’Ivoire before attending art school in Paris and Nice. His tapestries fuse modern aesthetics with the techniques and styles of Baule indigo-dyed textiles and barkcloth. Known for his landscapes, Santoni focuses on the color and rhythms of water in Beau Rivage, suggestive of a river mouth at the sea.
Cotton thread and dyed barkcloth strips, some dyed with cola and with indigo.
Currents: Water in African Art, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., June 2016-ongoing
Old Africa, New Africa, Africa Observed, Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, November 7-December 21, 1997