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Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu

France Born in: 1989 Emergent Artist

Francis Essoua Kalu is a young artist from Cameroon, born in 1989. He currently lives and works in Paris.

Francis Essoua Kalu never took any drawing or painting lessons, but he has always let his imagination flow, he gets inspired by the work of his uncle, Malam, who is his spiritual and artistic guide.

However, his approach is different because he draws his inspiration from fantasized representations of an Africa that saw him get born and which inhabits his dreams since childhood. Francis Essoua Kalu wants to make works that speak to people of all ages and his works to be perceived as stories.

Before he began painting, the artist searched for a long time by drawing abstract characters from his imagination.This is why he prefers to work with a pen because the lines can not be erased, that way he can create new shapes in each new creation.

The artist's techniques have evolved since then and his lines and shapes are now colored (acrylic and oil paint) whether on canvas, paper, wood or cardboard on a digital format.

Sometimes he chooses the name of his design before he even starts drawing it. Sometimes he thinks about the title for a long time before deciding, but there is no particular rule. What he values the most is spontaneity. If he becomes aware that a certain name can interfere with the way a piece is perceived, the artist readily admits that he sometimes enjoys blurring the lines of reference.

Francis Essoua Kalu is not a politically engaged artist, even if he is not insensitive to social problems, he wants to share his dreamlike world because he considers that no one should feel excluded from the realm of fantasy.

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Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu, La lutte, portrait de famille, Painting

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu

La lutte, portrait de famille, 2017
78.7 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 11,004

Our recommendations Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu, Coucou Gall, Painting

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu

Coucou Gall, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Painting

$ 1,039

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu, Rainbow, les éléphants accouchent, Painting

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu

Rainbow, les éléphants accouchent, 2017
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 6,725

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu, Le jardin des tulipes, Painting

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu

Le jardin des tulipes, 2017
35.4 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 6,725

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu, Nianga, le mouton habillé en Louis Vuitton et sa friperie, Painting

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu

Nianga, le mouton habillé en Louis Vuitton et sa friperie, 2017
102.4 x 82.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 26,288

Our recommendations Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu, Baby Walk, Painting

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu

Baby Walk, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 5,013

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu, Milles cauris, Painting

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu

Milles cauris, 2017
74.8 x 74.8 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 9,170

Our recommendations Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu, Le Belle Vie, Painting

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu

Le Belle Vie, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Painting

$ 856

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu, Colobane livraison, Painting

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu

Colobane livraison, 2019
13.8 x 21.7 x 0 inch
Painting

$ 856

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu, Mpesa a des goûts de luxe, Painting

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu

Mpesa a des goûts de luxe, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Painting

$ 1,039

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu, Monsieur Tournesol, Painting

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu

Monsieur Tournesol, 2017
61 x 61 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 11,983

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu, Club Flamingo, Painting

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu

Club Flamingo, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 5,135

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu, Le diable parle au juge, Painting

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu

Le diable parle au juge, 2017
78.7 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 12,472

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu, ADN, Painting

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu

ADN, 2017
82.7 x 55.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 11,004

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu, Air Colbane, Painting

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu

Air Colbane, 2017
82.7 x 102.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 16,629

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu, Top pamplemousse, Painting

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu

Top pamplemousse, 2017
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 2,690

Our recommendations Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu, Béni, Painting

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu

Béni, 2017
55.1 x 55.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 8,437

Our recommendations Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu, Un bon marabout wallaye, Painting

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu

Un bon marabout wallaye, 2017
82.7 x 102.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 26,288

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu, Ceci n'est pas une muse, Painting

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu

Ceci n'est pas une muse, 2017
31.5 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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