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Jean-David Nkot, Priority letter UA

Jean-David Nkot Priority letter UA, 2016

View in a room Painting 47.2 x 57.1 x 1.2 inch Unique artwork


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Jean-David Nkot, Priority letter UA
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    Galerie Carole Kvasnevski
    Paris - France

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    Hand-signed by artist

  • Medium

    Painting : acrylic, Stencil

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  • Support

    Painting on canvas on stretcher

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    47.2 x 57.1 x 1.2 inch

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    Not framed

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  • About the artwork

    With the exhibition "Jeux de Maux", the Carole Kvasnevski Gallery and Jean David offer an artistic correspondence with the exhibition "Jeux de Clowns" From one evil to another, the artist asks us about the visible, the leaders, and the invisible, the silence of the victims which then becomes a scream of interpellation.

    This work is part of the exhibition "Jeux de Maux" presented at the International City of Arts in Paris in partnership with the French Institute and ENSAPC.

    Interpelled by the impact of abnormal violence of indifference and the passivity of the international community and governments on the situation of victims in the world and especially in Africa, a key topic around which Jean David Nkot structures his approach plastic. Giant postage stamps, envelopes and postcards, which constitute the bulk of his creations, question and shake consciences by exploring and exposing faces submerged by the names of weapons of war. Like postage stamps, his works are intended to free these victims marked by the violence of indifference that characterizes the complicit face of the world. Far from attracting the attention of the contemplator to the identity of the person represented, they rather highlight in the manner of Zhang Dali, Francis Bacon and Jenny Saville the expression of the turmoil inhabiting "his" characters.


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Jean-David Nkot

Born in: 1985


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Jean David Nkot was born in 1985 in Douala, Cameroon where he lives and works. In 2010, he graduated from high school diploma of arts of Mbalmayo (IFA). He then joined the Institute of Fine Arts Foumban where he obtained a license in drawing / painting.

He also attended throughout his training the workshops of his elders Hervé YOUMBI, Salifou LINDOU, Jean Jacques KANTÉ, Pascal KENFACK, Ruth BELINGA. He is also laureate of several artistic distinctions. His work is soon the subject of numerous exhibitions including Doual'art space from 2014. 2016 marks a turning point with exposure to "Fleur de peau" and participation in many international events including RAVY, YIA, BIND and Bandjoun Station.

In 2017, on the occasion of SUD2017, the Douala urban show, he introduces the public to "The so-called and the unspoken". On the trompe-l'oeil façade of Ruben Um Nyobe's house in Nkongmondo, typographical excerpts from his speech at the UN. The same year, he joined the Post Master "Moving Frontiers" organized by the National School of Arts of Paris-Cergy on the theme of borders.

In 2018, three solo shows are presented in London at the Jack Bell Gallery "Cartographies mentales" and in Paris "Jeux de clowns" at Carole Kvasnevski Gallery and "Jeux de maux" at the International City of Arts
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