We are pleased to join Investec Cape Town art fair, fom 14th to 16th of February
77 Hout Street, Cape Town
On show, the latest works from Gideon Appah, Jean David Nkot, Hyacinthe Ouattara and Moustapha Baidi Oumarou.
Investec Cape Town fair
The 8th edition of Cape Town art fair showcases a diversity of work that represents the forefront of contemporary art from Africa to the world, and the world to Cape Town.
The city boasts a vibrant arts scene, driven by the top galleries on the African continent and beyond.
Thanks to its diverse cultural heritage and geographic beauty, Cape Town is a compelling destination for both art world professionals and collectors alike.
On booth B13, Afikaris presents
Gideon Appah was born in Accra, Ghana in 1987. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana in 2012.
Through nostalgic blues, deep green landscapes and charcoal, his dreamlike compositions place typical domestic interiors from 1980s and 90s Ghana against surreal landscapes.
Since, Gideon has held exhibitions in Ghana and internationally including Turbine art fair, Johannesburg Art fair and a solo booth at 1:54 Art fair in New York in 2018.
Jean David Nkot was born in 1985 in Douala, Cameroon, where he lives and works.
Tormented by the universal spectacle of human cruelty, he is committed to denouncing the apathy of the international community and governments towards the victims.
In 2010, he got a painting A-level at the Institute of Artistic Training of Mbalmayo (IFA) before joining the Institute of Fine Arts Foumban, where he obtained a degree in drawing / painting.
In 2017 he joined the Post Master "Moving Frontiers" organized by the National School of Arts of Paris-Cergy (France) on the theme of borders.
Born in 1981 in Burkina Faso, Hyacinthe Ouattara is a mainly self-taught visual artist.
After several experiences with workshops, with a background in live-model drawing, Hyacinthe Ouattara first pictured the human body in a dreamlike, ghostly and childish way before entering his bowels and concentrating his work on the anatomy of cellular tissues through "human cartographies".
Matter, texture and colours are of great importance in his pictorial work. Sometimes a patchwork appears.
He participated in exhibitions in Paris, Berlin, Dakar, Ouagadougou, Accra, Luxembourg, Kalgoorlie, etc.
Moustapha Baidi Oumarou was born in 1997 in Maroua, in the extreme north of Cameroon.
Since his childhood, his developed sense of observation has allowed him to approach life with a certain philosophy and a rare openness.
Moustapha is already "a wise man", a boy whose maturity equals the sympathy he exudes. After primary and secondary studies, his taste for drawing led him to work in a silkscreen workshop where he finally could develop the skills he had always dreamed of.
Supported by his entourage, he decided to focus on painting. In 2013, at the age of 17, he won the third prize in the visual arts at the Yawalta Maroua festival.