Drawing / Untitled KEVIN-ADEMOLA SANGOSANYA
- Dimensions : 80 × 60 cm
- Year : 2022
- Signature : Signed and dated by artist
- Support : Paper
- Medium : Chinese ink Felt
- Thèmes : folk art
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“We are a faucet that allows matter to become conscious of itself”
An arrangement of atoms, molecules and then cells, we are living organisms, become thinking matter which has embodied itself in the world by becoming aware of oneself, then of others and of the world around us. “You have to know how to give in order to receive,” the artist tells us. Science, art, spirituality, these are all visual supports or reflection that he offers us here to find in our turn the inspiration and the strength to face our own fears.
Come from French and Yoruba origin, Kevin-Ademola SANGOSANYA was born in Longjumeau (91) in 1996. Even if the environment in which he grew up did not intend him to become an artist, his mother being a scientist from a working class background and his father, a Nigerian immigrant, a former soldier, he felt a vital need to draw all day long at a very young age. His mother encouraged him to take drawing lessons after college, but as he mainly painted monsters and dinosaurs, he was quickly directed towards a scientific career. At 15, he wants to be a paleontologist and then a geneticist specializing in endangered species. His love for Nigeria, where he has traveled very often since his childhood to visit his grandparents, leads him to focus on endangered gorillas. Thinking that the best way to protect them would be to allow them to live in an environment where they would not be hunted, he decided after his baccalaureate to focus on sustainable development and began studying agronomy engineering. At 17 he discovers independence and student life. He leaves the family nest to move closer to Paris and settles in residence in Cergy. He did many internships abroad as part of his studies, including his graduation internship where he spent 8 months in Nigeria working on the conservation of forest species, reforestation, and the study of medicinal plants, food and sacred which make the link between the three areas that fascinate him, the preservation of culture, the sustenance of populations and spirituality.
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