Camara Gueye

Amadou Camara Gueye was born in 1968 in Bignona, Senegal. He is a Painter, Draftsman and Printmaker.

His early interest in art was encouraged by the Senegalese painter, Tita Mbaye and Gueye enrolled at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-arts de Dakar in 1993.

Gueye graduated in 1997, and has, since then, been involved in a variety of exhibitions including ‘Kawral to Sargal: 15 Years of Printmaking in Senegal’, a 23-artist exhibition, spanning three generations of printmaking.

His artworks have been exhibited in over 30 group presentations and 10 solo exhibitions in Senegal, France, Spain and the USA, among others. He has completed residencies in Tripoli, Libya; Geneva, Switzerland; La Rochelle, France; and Apt, France.

Gueye paints the street sweepers, the boys in the street, the blue-collar workers in urban Dakar. He paints their struggle. His juxtapositions illuminate the complex reality of life in urban Africa. There is struggle, but there’s also optimism. There is despair, but there’s hope. There is stagnation, but there’s latent energy. His characters might struggle, but there is nobility in their struggle – a determination to forge ahead.

Gueye lives and works in Dakar, Senegal.