Casper’s castle KEVIN-ADEMOLA SANGOSANYA
- Dimensions : 160 × 140 cm
- Year : 2022
- Signature : Signed and dated by artist
- Support : Canvas
- Medium : Acrylic collage charcoal gold leaf Indian ink marker and pigments
- Thèmes : folk art
Casper's castle - One hand snatches what the other takes, this one loses and must take back
Of Franco-Nigerian origin, Kévin-Ademola Sangosanya draws from the spiritual world of Yoruba culture as much as from European folklore, numerous symbols and figures, but also sounds, images and materials, to produce a mixed, powerful work. and vibrant.
The strength of his aesthetic discourse probably stems from the fragility he agrees to share with us. An incomparable sensitivity on edge, which catches us at first sight and gradually infiltrates deep within us.
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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