Lamin Biai

Self-taught painter, he began working as an artist in 1999. Before starting a career in the field, he used to watch a friend work and that helped him learn and develop a passion for painting. He is the only artist in the family, the first and maybe the last. Though he works in the Cap Skirring craft market of Senegal, he brings his paintings to his friend Abdou Jobe, who he met long time ago and their friendship turned into a real brotherhood. Abdou sells his paintings in the Gambian crafts market. Lamin’s children are still young, so for now he does not want them to be artists, just stay in school, though his son helps him sometimes. If in the future he wants to become an artist, his father fully supports him and will send him to a specialized arts school where he will learn all techniques.

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