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Where Art Meets A: Mokodu Fall Portrays Black Icons Using Hand Painted Designs on Clothing

Pape Macodou Fall (credit:

Pape Macodou Fall is a Senegalese artist and a fashion designer. Mokodu started painting in the Dakar square newspapers in the early 1990s. He began his career as a painter in Italy after working as a political cartoonist in his home country for the journals " Afrique Economique" and "Le Débat."


Despite his absence from his hometown and the discovery of a new culture as a result of his travels across Europe, his art remains profoundly rooted in his motherland. The artist specializes in figurative/portrait painting, and his works honor those who have made significant contributions to African culture, international peace, and urban cultures.