Chidy Wayne is a Spanish Guinean multidisciplinary artist based in Barcelona. Works in various media including painting, sculpture, illustration, music and animation.
Seeking to create work that is aesthetic and conceptual, the superfluous is put aside so as to enter more deeply into the drawing, creating a minimalist and gestural work of art.
He creates a personal code of signs and motifs of great symbolic significance and his drawings, the result of long philosophical reflection, are created using quick, bold strokes presenting such universal and timeless themes as existence, identity and internal conflict.
His pieces are influenced by the artistic avant-garde as well as by ancestral and cultural elements, giving his drawings a certain primitive character, although urban art and contemporary forms are also present in his style.
Chidy Wayne, with whose work as an illustrator we are already familiar, and who has shown a particular ability in recent years for drawing and creating images, now introduces us to his work outside the sphere of commercial projects, with a very personal pictorial offering.
Chidy Wayne’s drawings do not abandon the figurative, but his new subjects, the hands, are shapes in conflict, with a great capacity for synthesis. They are witnesses to the talent and experience he acquired through his work as an illustrator and teacher, as he turns to a more intimate form of expression, using his brushes and charcoal with confidence and energy on large-scale canvas and paper.