FRANCEINFO: With the exhibit, “Déconnexion” at the Gallery Art-Z in Paris, Mounou Désiré Koffi gives his art in service to the planet.

 

The Ivorian artist creates works from used mobile phones found in the streets of Abidjan.

Laurent Filippi Editing Africa France Televisions Updated on 06/02/2019 | 4:12 PM published on 02/06/2019 | 4:12 p.m.

Electronic waste can be added to the long list of problems facing the African continent. But in the hands of Mounou Désiré Koffi, a young 25 years old Ivorian artist, they transform into figurative works of art of great beauty.

Mounou Désiré Koffi, nicknamed “Painter Mounou”, wants to participate in his own way in the fight for the protection of the environment and give a positive and constructive image of Africa. For this, he combed the streets of Koumassi, a working-class district of Abidjan, where he recovers old, obsolete cell phones from recycling centers, for around 70 cents a piece.

 
 
 

 

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