Pascal Konan's whole approach thus lies both in the exaltation of a happy childhood spent in one of the suburbs of Abidjan, but also in the testimony of the precariousness of an Africa grappling with urbanity.
"Pascal Konan was born in 1979 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in Abidjan, Pascal Konan now teaches painting there while practicing his artistic activity. Staging the daily life of the inhabitants of Abidjan, the artist interprets a particular emotion, that produced by African cities through their affluence and the exuberant profusion of sounds and smells that characterize them. Pascal Konan's whole approach thus lies both in the exaltation of a happy childhood spent in one of the suburbs of Abidjan, but also in the testimony of the precariousness of an Africa grappling with urbanity. understanding the human soul leads him to explore the streets of Ivory Coast in search of collective life, of the spirit, which handles the game between what is open to the eye and what is hidden below. How identities develop from interactions to the movement that begins as public, then becomes private and returns to the public. Pascal's work reflects on interior and exterior lives using the relationship to space as a source of belonging, where the African street serves as a metaphor of identity in continuous movement, where the physical private and public spheres are hardly divided into separate concepts and In a context where social divisions and the degradation of the human condition are accentuated, Pascal Konan advocates through his works individual action to concretize humanism. Pascal Konan has been awarded several prizes and distinctions. in 2012 he won the UEMOA 0 prize for the 10th biennial of DAK’ART. IN 2014, the artist won the Christian Latier prize granting him the possibility of carrying out a residency at the CitéInternationale des Arts in Paris. 2012 Master 2 in Painting, INSAAC, Abidjan 2004-2006 Certificate of Pedagogical Aptitude for the Teaching of the Arts Plastics, INSAAC, Abidjan2002-2004 Diploma of Higher Artistic Studies (painting), Major of promotion, Fine Arts, Abidjan 2000-2002 Diploma of General Artistic Studies, Fine Arts, Abidjan 1997-2000 Bac series H1, high school artistic education, Abidjan, Ivory Coast"
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