|art and photo by Ismael|
Ismael Hipolito Djata is a contemporary visual artist born in Guine-Bissau, West Africa. At the age of 6 he started to explore drawing with exceptional skills. He studied arts at the University of do Minho in Guimaraes, Portugal. Also Ismael is an accomplished poet and sculpture artist.
He belongs to a family of artist. His brothers founded Irmaos Unidos. He is an award winning artist that exhibits locally and abroad like in Cap Vert, France, Portugal, Belgium and Senegal. Also he is a member of Guinean Plastic Artist Association of Africa.
Throughout his 30 exhibitions most of his recognitions are in Franca Gallery of the Camara de Guimaraes of his art Encontro, The Millenium, Festival of International Art Contemporary in Buxieres-them-Mine, etc.
Art according to Ismael has no borders, colors or mother countries. It is universal that allows us to feel the heat of the earth and of the people.
Predominant in his own self-expression of the arts is hyperrealism in human figures.