Pascal KONAN

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Born in 1979.
He lives and works in Abidjan (Ivory Coast).

Pascal Konan graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Abidjan where he is currently teaching painting.

The artist stages the daily life of the inhabitants of Abidjan in order to interpret a particular emotion, the one produced by African cities through their crowd and the exuberant profusion of sounds and smells that characterize them. His figurative paintings highlight the city; they are made of found materials.
Pascal Konan’s whole approach 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 a continent grappling with urbanity.

He won the UEMOA prize at the 10th DAK’ART biennial and the Christian Lattier prize, which granted him a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.