Modou Dieng’s work is an act of mediation. A negotiation of dual identities who give no ground to the other. Constantly in conflict but simultaneously navigating and agreeing upon their interrelationship. Through the use of painting, photography and mixed-media collage he illustrates this unionizing process. Capturing a post-colonial identity that is both African, in its history, but remains contemporary in a globalized culture.

This post-colonial landscape is voiced through the language of French colonial architecture, present in both Africa and America. Using this as his foundation, he photographs these structures and dismantles them through the act of drawing and painting. Injecting them with the urgency of Black urban dynamism, he is reclaiming a history, showing its struggles and sharing its beauty.

These works act as evidence of a visual space of intervention and the attempts at its reconciliation. A tracing of the groundwork where divided identities have fought and struggled in hopes of resolution.






White St. Acrylic paint on Archival Print. 2019. 75x28 inches.





La rue du fleuve. Acrylic paint on Archival Print. 2018. 74x25 inches.





Le pont au dessus du relais. Acrylic paint on Archival Print. 2019. 37x25 inches.





Le Baobab fou. Acrylic paint on Archival Print. 2018. 38x26 inches. Private collection.





n Trémé. Acrylic paint on Archival Print. 2018. 38x26 inches.





Nola. Acrylic paint on Archival Print. 2019. 68x47 inches.





Quai du Nord. Acrylic paint on Archival Print. 2020. 58x44 inches.





Maison close. Acrylic paint on Archival Print. 2018. 38x26 inches.





Fear of Futures. Acrylic paint on Archival Print. 2020. 53x38 inches.




Nord-Sud. Acrylic paint on Archival Print. 2019. 75x28 inches.





Ace of spades. 4ft x 5ft10.





Azur. 3ftx4ft2-2.





Black is beautiful. 4ftx8ft.




Blacktarget. 5ftx6ft.





Calling NewYork. 3x7ft .





Cosmic feelings. 4ftx6ft.





Creole concubine. 2ftx3ft.