Franck Kemkeng Noah
"My traditional culture thus constitutes for me a true richness and my main source of inspiration which, in my creations, will merge with that which opens to me but also which is imposed by means such as globalization or immigration creating a kind of palace of memory. The confrontation with the works born from this experience encourages personal questioning about oneself, about the other, about our human and cultural nature. This idea of fusion between my traditional origins and the culture of the other for the creation of a new self is also inspired by Oswald de Andrade's Brazilian Anthropophagy."
Born in Yaoundé in 1992, Franck Kemkeng Noah graduates with a Master in Fine Arts from IBAF. In 2017, he moves to Amiens (France) and follows a second Master in Artistic Research. Soon, he starts painting on abandonned carpets. The discarded household objects he finds on the streets become a new support for a series of works which serve as narrative points in the history of migrations.
Often labelled hybrid art, Franck Kemkeng Noah's work is an experimental approach mainly characterized mainly by painting. The artist's aesthetic research, at the core of which mixed productions are born, is a uniquely vibrant perspective on notions of interculturalism, identity, and civilization. The mixing of human cultures constituting the center of his concerns.