Jean Baptiste Djeka

Jean Baptiste Djeka | Sialou

Jean Baptiste Djeka

Sialou, 2018

Mixed media on canvas

100 x 100 cm

ODA Gallery

Franschhoek, Sudáfrica



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 | Lomien

Jean Baptiste Djeka

Lomien, 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

Manuela Eichner | Googly Eyes

Manuela Eichner

Googly Eyes, 2018

Collage sobre madera

60 x 45 cm


Diego Benéitez | Sobre lo primario

Diego Benéitez

Sobre lo primario, 2018

Mixed media on board

80 x 80 cm


Iván Prieto | Words like roses

Iván Prieto

Words like roses, 2018

Glazed ceramic and acrylics

47 x 23 x 25 cm


José Ramón Lozano | Sin Título(I)

José Ramón Lozano

Sin Título(I), 2018

Acrylic on fabric

195 x 195 cm


Kepa Garraza | Felipe IV

Kepa Garraza

Felipe IV, 2016

Pastel sobre papel

200 x 140 x 2 cm

Lantomo | Hóng 2


Hóng 2, 2019

Grafito y acrílico sobre papel encolado a madera

100 x 73 cm


Layziehound Coka | Floating

Layziehound Coka

Floating, 2018

Mixed media on canvas

200 x 100 cm