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Barbershop scene where a customer sits

Barbershop scene where a customer sits

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Didier Ahadsi, born 1970, near Lomé, Togo.

Didier Ahadsi, born 1970, near Lomé, Togo Didier Ahadsi, born 1970, near Lomé, Togo. barbershop scene where a customer sits in an onrnamentally curve-top chair in sandals, green pants, and a cream-colored cap. On the cape and grey floor, flecks of black paint represent cut hair. The barber, in shoes, black pants, and white shirt holds an electric razer and comb. On the blue walls are painted six portriats that portray various mens' hairstyles and 'Niko Coiffure', the shop's name. Two corner wall shelves hold three jars of hair products and another electric clipper.

The artist comes from a large Ewe family and grew up with three half brothers and four half sisters in Vogan, near Lomé. His environment was shaped by agriculture, and his parents also worked in this field. The town of his birth, Vogan, is also shaped by the Vodoon cult, which - next to the Christian religion - is still very important today.
Ahadsi learned the trade of coachbuilder until he opened his own workshop;
Through the knowledge and skills of sheet metal and metalworking at a highly professional level, which he was able to develop and acquire autodidactically during his long training period, and his fondness for making tin figures since childhood, he began using durable and high-quality materials such as body panels to implement his figures, especially since the special tools required for this were now available to him for the first time.
Very soon the demand for his metal figures increased, sometimes figures ordered with intended ritual purposes. Ahadsi's art thus certainly keeps one of its roots in traditional African art (traditional art related to religious purpose, some of these works are therefore, after being transferred to the cult, authentic originals of classical African art according to European understanding).

Togo direkt. Didier A. Ahadsi – Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Afrika, Zeughaus Völkerkundesammlung, Lübeck, Deutschland 2007, La Vie d'Afrique aujourd'hui (Life in Africa Today), an exhibition by Didier Ahadsi, ELTTOB TEP, Tokyo, Japan 2011  Afrikas Moderne im Spiegel der Generationen / Haus der Völker, Schwaz, Tirol, Österreich 2011 / 2012, The Guardian world/gallery/2014/nov/17/, Wolfgang Jaenicke, youtube: Didier Ahadji 15 09 2021.

Height: 42 cm
Length: 36 cm
Weight: 5 kg

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