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Alexandre Diop (b. 1995, Senegal; based in Vienna, Austria) is a Franco-Senegalese artist based in Vienna, and is currently studying at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna under the tutelage of Daniel Richter. Diop builds his captivating artworks from a variety of found materials-commonly found in his everyday surroundings akin to the Italian arte povera movement-such as metal, wood, textile, latex, paper, animal fibers, burned fragments, gouache, glue, oil, pencil, pastel, leather, rope, varnish, nails, plaster, old car parts, rust, books and photographs. The effect is not unlike the work of Noah Purifoy or Louis Nevelson in that Diop transforms found materials into a unified and harmonious assemblage.