Jean Baptiste Djeka

Jean Baptiste Djeka | Lomien

Jean Baptiste Djeka

Lomien, 2018

Mixed media on canvas

100 x 100 cm

ODA Gallery

Franschhoek, Sudáfrica

AM19

Jean Baptiste Djeka

Bouaké (Costa de Marfil), 1981

The Painter, sculptor and photographer Jean-Baptiste Djeka won the Grand Prix Guy Nairay of Photography Award organized by the Houkani Guyzan Gallery. For Djeka each canvas is a permanent reflection, a new challenge for the spectator to lose him in the symbolic system on the meaning of the work. This interrogation is owed to the fact that Djeka makes use of all techniques to realize his creations that he draws from the Akan Waoulé (Baoulé) to bridge the cultures. In his own words «any culture, whatever the origin, native, foreign or extraterrestrial, belongs to everyone as soon as it sets foot on earth.»

Through his works, Djeka represents and speaks of the transformation of culture based on its origin, which is the quest of every human being. He relies heavily on the African esoteric inheritance, ancestors, symbols, and masks to express himself. Painter and sculptor, Djeka uses a pasting and casting practice with an ease that makes it possible for him to create movement and tension in his paintings. He participates in many local exhibits and shows in galleries on the African continent.

Artist's works

Jean Baptiste Djeka | Sialou

Jean Baptiste Djeka

Sialou, 2018

Mixed media on canvas

100 x 100 cm

Jean Baptiste Djeka | Isre

Jean Baptiste Djeka

Isre, 2018

Mixed media on canvas

200 x 100 cm

Jean Baptiste Djeka | Abo Hin San

Jean Baptiste Djeka

Abo Hin San, 2018

Mixed media on canvas

200 x 100 cm

Featured works

Rubén Martín de Lucas | República 12

Rubén Martín de Lucas

República 12, 2019

Obra gráfica impresa sobre papel Hahnemühle

74 x 61 cm

€350.00

Mònica Subidé | Los hijos del rey bufón y sus buitres

Mònica Subidé

Los hijos del rey bufón y sus buitres, 2018

Óleo, lápices de colores y collages sobre tabla

80 x 110 x 5 cm

€4,000.00

Carlos Iglesias Faura | La sugestión

Carlos Iglesias Faura

La sugestión, 2019

Acero inoxidable

60 x 60 x 60 cm

€6,655.00

Rubén Martín de Lucas | Jardin pour un sauvage VII

Rubén Martín de Lucas

Jardin pour un sauvage VII, 2019

Acuarela, ceras y óleo sobre papel encolado a tabla

40 x 40 cm

€1,700.00

Juan Fielitz | Desnudo II

Juan Fielitz

Desnudo II, 2018

Papel Hahnemühle

120 x 74 cm

Gustavo Díaz Sosa | De la serie de Revelaciones y Encrucijadas

Gustavo Díaz Sosa

De la serie de Revelaciones y Encrucijadas, 2019

Técnica mixta sobre madera. Cara A

200 x 140 cm

€10,890.00

Dario Basso | Emanación VIII

Dario Basso

Emanación VIII, 2018

Oil on canvas

100 x 50 cm

€2,500.00

Andrea Torres Balaguer | Swift

Andrea Torres Balaguer

Swift, 2018

Mixed media

123 x 95 cm

Carlos Tárdez | Eróstrato

Carlos Tárdez

Eróstrato, 2018

Polychrome resin

13 x 6 x 5 cm

€1,450.00

Carolina Bazo | Patrones

Carolina Bazo

Patrones, 2017

Photography

20 x 70 cm

€1,210.00