Of Senegalese origin, Hassan found domicile in the wince cellars' area of Barcelona's port. Secretive, not talking much or not at all, he lives in the street isolated and looks as if he were in his thirties. According to "a friend", he comes from a small village and has a daughter. As soon as he gets a bit of money, he buys himself batteries for his radio and enjoys listening to music.
He draws on the wood boards of wine cases which he has sharpened with a saw or a cutter, flat-roofed houses, functional geometrical furniture. He works meticulously, pounders and precisely disposes his instruments before making a line.
As signature, he uses copper pieces which he includes in th wood, punches and polishes. He keeps his tools, his pencils and his wood boards in a suitcase fastened near him. He sold eighty-four works to a collector met in 2010. When the latter told him he was about to show his works in France, Hassan answered with a simple hand gesture, as to say "to each his own way, leave me alone".
visionary architecture, lisbon architecture triennale, works of the treger saint silvestre collection, oliva creative factory, sao joao da madeira, from may 14th to june 15th, 2019.
heterotopias : architectural dwellings, curator : matali crasset, christian berst art brut gallery, from december 2nd, 2017 to january 20th, 2018.
living in art brut, 123 works from the hannah rieger collection, museumkrems, krems an der donau, austria, from september 8th to october 26th, 2017.
art brut : a story of individual mythologies, works from the treger saint silvestre collection, oliva creative factory, são joão da madeira, portugal, from june 18th to february 28th, 2017.
the golden ratio laws, works from the collection treger/saint silvestre, curator : antonia gaeta, oliva creative factory, são joão da madeira, portugal, from april 29th to september 30th, 2017.
exhibition catalogue, heterotopias : architectural dwellings, christian berst art brut ed., paris, 2017.
exhibition catalogue, living in art brut, 123 works from the hannah rieger collection, museumkrems, bad vöslau, austria, 2017.
exhibition catalogue, the golden ratio laws, works from the collection treger/saint silvestre, antonia gaeta, oliva creative factory, maiadouro, maia, 2017.