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

Isabel Alonso Vega | Rojo

Isabel Alonso Vega

Rojo, 2018

Ink and methacrylate

40 x 40 x 13 cm


Hugo Alonso | Untitled 07

Hugo Alonso

Untitled 07, 2018

Acrylic on paper

200 x 152 cm

Samuel Salcedo | Peace 1/2/3 (cada pieza)

Samuel Salcedo

Peace 1/2/3 (cada pieza), 2018

Resina de epoxy

70 x 60 x 65 cm


Andrea Torres Balaguer | Swift

Andrea Torres Balaguer

Swift, 2018

Mixed media

123 x 95 cm

Carmen Calvo | A table

Carmen Calvo

A table, 2017

Mixed media on paper

49 x 34 cm

Okuda San Miguel | Grey Skull

Okuda San Miguel

Grey Skull, 2018

17-ink hand-printed by Inkvisible Prints on 220 g pink fabriano paper

70 x 50 cm


Kepa Garraza | Felipe IV

Kepa Garraza

Felipe IV, 2016

Pastel sobre papel

200 x 140 x 2 cm

Rubén Martín de Lucas | República 12

Rubén Martín de Lucas

República 12, 2019

Obra gráfica impresa sobre papel Hahnemühle

74 x 61 cm


Lino Lago | Pintura sobre pintura (Rojo sobre Voet)

Lino Lago

Pintura sobre pintura (Rojo sobre Voet), 2019

Óleo y poliéster sobre lienzo

50 x 41 cm

Yamandú Canosa | Poniente

Yamandú Canosa

Poniente, 2018

Oil on paper

42 x 29.7 cm