Paul Sika's photos and characters draw from a mythology imagined by the photographer ; a world, in which, some inhabitants, known as the "Yelenists", are striving for the attainment of "Paisley". These characters, who could have their match in Greek and Roman mythologies have for names : Joue Rose, Papillon, Mami Momi, Mousse Man, Dandelia, Marmite Mousso, Fanico Sow, Alphabet, Mister Tout-Mignon, Lilian.
Collection II: L'appel de Lilian: Paul Sika
1 December 2012 - 19 January 2013 ABIDJAN
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury is delighted to present the solo exhibition " Collection II: L'appel de Lilian " by the Ivoirian artist Paul Sika from December 1st, 2012 to January 19th, 2013 in Abidjan
Paul Sika brands his work as Photomaking, and there is no better word to define with as much appropriateness his process. He takes a photo like one would make films. The artistic commitment to the creation of the image shines at all stages. His artistic culture, his mastery of the visual vocabulary and his overall elevated sense of imagination watermark his work, going from Ivorian popular culture to contemporary painting via mythologic scenes.