Jean Baptiste Djeka

Jean Baptiste Djeka | Sialou

Jean Baptiste Djeka

Sialou, 2018

Mixed media on canvas

100 x 100 cm

ODA Gallery

Franschhoek, Sudáfrica

about 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.

about the artist's works

Featured works

Andrew Schoultz | Full Spectrum

Andrew Schoultz

Full Spectrum, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

91.5 x 76.5 cm

Clàudia Valsells | Untitled 2

Clàudia Valsells

Untitled 2, 2019

Mixed media

140 x 134 cm

Efraïm Rodríguez | Castor

Efraïm Rodríguez

Castor, 2016

Madera Encina Ciprés Nogal

89 x 36 x 40 cm

Hugo Alonso | Untitled 30

Hugo Alonso

Untitled 30, 2019

Acrylic on paper

152 x 120 cm

Gustavo Díaz Sosa | De la serie Huérfanos de Babel

Gustavo Díaz Sosa

De la serie Huérfanos de Babel, 2017

Mixta sobre lino

130 x 97 cm

€6,050.00

Juan Olivares | Beyond II

Juan Olivares

Beyond II, 2019

Pintura vinílica sobre lienzo

180 x 200 cm

Maria Angélica Viso Penso | Deshojando

Maria Angélica Viso Penso

Deshojando, 2018

Acero al carbón

45 x 45 cm

€1,800.00

Nicolás Laiz | Nopalia II

Nicolás Laiz

Nopalia II, 2019

polvo de mármol, resina, hierro y laca

73 x 42 x 37 cm

€3,025.00

Toño Barreiro | Dibujos infinitos

Toño Barreiro

Dibujos infinitos, 2018

Tinta plana sobre papel fabriano

90 x 75 cm

Roberto López Martín | Blancanieves

Roberto López Martín

Blancanieves, 2015

Ceras y collage sobre papel

21.5 x 31.5 cm

Misterpiro | Satellite

Misterpiro

Satellite, 2019

Esmalte acrílico y spray sobre panel de madera

110 x 110 cm