Sambacor Konete, known as Le Jardin Jolof is a visual artist from Senegal whose work features African masks, producing an aesthetic that mixes decoration, fashion, and cultural commentary. His photographed scenes confront social issues while also celebrating and preserving African heritage.
Le Jardin Jolof is a photographer, gardener, and designer who uses found objects and family possessions to create work that speaks to a unique African identity. His name Le Jardin Jolof, which he expounds on in the conversation, encapsulates his passions and preoccupations—gardening, the need for undisturbed space to create, and the history of African kingdoms and peoples.
He tells the story of African culture and tradition. His work focuses more on African masks which allows him to share his aesthetic perception of art by mixing decoration, fashion, culture, and plants. His ultimate goal is to promote African heritage, but his practice has also allowed him to highlight some social issues confronting us in our modern times.