"At the bend of a street, high up on gray buildings, in the middle of the urban jungle, it happens that one is surprised by some Bantu warriors; They are there, proudly planted, spear in hand, without aggressiveness, like unreachable guardians, sentries. The Bantu warriors of Kouka are an integral part of his research, graphic and personal, because identity, self-quest, origins and recognition by art form the foundation on which he builds his work. In Brazil, Venezuela, Brussels, Paris, Kouka's work crosses borders, always with the same goal: to make city dwellers wonder, remind them of the existence of the tribes and "successful bet, smiles Kouka, each interprets it with its own reading grid, its own references. The Brazilians think that they are Indians, the South Africans the Zulus, in Paris or elsewhere of the Maasai ". Other series, like" HLM "are striking and raise as much questioning. Cradle of cultural mixing, the city is the place of opening and discovery. It is in this approach and with the desire to open Art to the uninitiated public that his painting is inscribed: as close to Man, but also there where humanity is most lacking. "
Series: Opus délits #21
Paperback: 72 pages
Publisher: CRITERES; 1 edition (April 29, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.3 x 5.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces