Laye-j Cre'Art Ly is an audio, visual, and design artist who lives and works in Pikine, a sprawling suburb of Dakar. His images speak to a youth hip hop sensibility. Using colorful contrasts, bold figures, and dramatic image manipulation, he creates powerful portraits that speak to everyday life and to the possibilities of power and personality.  For him Facebook and other electronic social networking sites are important ways of connecting with other artists locally and internationally. He can be reached at:

(Image: Graphic montage by Laye-J Cre'Art Ly)