Untitled KEVIN-ADEMOLA SANGOSANYA
- Dimensions : 98 × 70 cm
- Year : 2022
- Signature : Signed and dated by artist
- Support : Canvas
- Medium :
- Thèmes : folk art
“I am lucky to have access to these two imaginary lexicons that I intertwine to represent
this fear and how I try to overcome it. »
The shadows are drawn under the feverish lights of the candles. In the night, the demons come to surround us. But do they really come from the outside world or do they emerge from within? To find out, it will be necessary to penetrate beyond reality, into an unprecedented matrix where black and white alternate, overlap and intertwine. Where the One does not exist without the Other.
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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