Today, the cold city of Genève welcomes the PAD art fair for an incredible celebration of interior design. From the 31st until the 3rd of February, a handful number of outstanding art galleries will be showcasing its collectible design during this honorable design event. I Lobo You is particularly mesmerized by the Lucas Ratton Art Gallery and its exquisite primitive art.
This art gallery is specialized in the ritual works of Africa. Whether it is sculptured from West Africa, such as the Tyiwara crests of the Malian Bambara ethnic group, the Fang or Punu “classics” of Gabonese art, or the statues with the magical virtues of the Téké, Luba, or Kusu tribes from Congo. You will have the opportunity of seeing these primitive art gems in real at this art and design event.
Ibeji Yoruba Statue
These primitive art objects are always chosen according to demanding selection criteria, carefully thought to complement the rest of your contemporary furniture.
The object of The Month
This magnificent statuette of the Republic of Congo, Nkisi, represents a standing male character. Sketched hands rest on the abdomen, and the face is worked from geometric shapes just like the rest of the body. The role of this sculpture was to protect its holder.
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For Lucas Ratton, the passion for African art is a family legacy. His grandfather Maurice Ratton, and his great-uncle Charles Ratton were both gallery owners of Arts Premiers, Maurice in Saint Germain des Pres. Great friends of avant-garde artists of the 1920s, they are both at the origin of valuation of this modern art. These decorative art pieces are unique, transmit power and inexplicable strength.