Abidjan 2.0 / Mounou Désiré Koffi

September 16th to 20th October 2021

Olivier Sultan
06 63 24 42 22

27 rue Keller, Paris 11eme
Métro : Bastille, Ledru Rollin, Voltaire, Bréguet Sabin

Barely out of the Beaux-Arts, the international art scene opens its doors wide. Collective exhibitions in Ivory Coast, Morocco and most recently in Belgium. At the age of 24, the artist is counting among the most important figures of contemporary Ivorian painting.

Born on October 28, 1994 in the city of Buyo (in the South-West of Ivory Coast), Mounou Désiré Koffi has always had a path all traced in the world of art. Passionate about drawing since childhood, his vocation asserts itself very early when he wins a competition while he is still in primary school. His school guidance is all found. After graduating from the Artistic High School (LEA) in Abidjan, where he graduated from his class, he joined Beaux-Arts in the same city to obtain a bachelor’s degree.

Mounou Désiré makes a happy marriage between impressionism and figurative art. He asserts his own style by pushing the boundaries of painting with a touch as seductive as unpredictable. This is because the artist has decided to give a second life to mobile phones users. So he uses keyboards and screens to draw human silhouettes, which he inserts into realistic and colorful urban settings. The resolutely ecological approach is none the less aesthetic; offering original reliefs and a look quite pleasant on the streets of Dakar or Adjamé commercial district in Abidjan.

The works of Mounou Désiré Koffi have won the hearts of many amateurs, but also knowledgeable collectors who already see the bright future that is emerging for the young painter.

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