Haitian painting is easily recognizable and known for its brightly painted, orderly planted fields, tropical landscapes and detailed imagery. Do not expect typical Haitian painting from Edouard Duval Carrié.
Carrié's paintings are indeed provocative; they combine African fables, classical mythology, Haitian and world history with contemporary events.
Duval Carrié continues his exploration of migration of not only Haitians leaving Haiti but the Voodoo gods leaving as well. Duval Carrie personalizes in a visual way these deities and gives them faces.
These works are a blend of transplanted West African religious lore and 18th century French Rococo employing tropical colors and modern day stories of corruption and displacement. Acrylic paintings, resin sculptures, works on paper and mixed media installation.