Artists' portrait... Zoom on Calixte Dakpogan

In this post, I will introduce you to the Benin artist Calixte Dakpogan.

Zoom on... Calixte Dakpogan

Calixte Dakpogan on Kelen, African art promotion

Born in 1958 in Pahou in Benin and heir of an ancestral know-how, Calixte Dakpogon and his brother Théodore, are artisans but, before all, are sculptors that have been constantly reinventing the traditional technics and forms for 30 years.

He uses new objects "made in China" (pens, pencils, cheap jewelry, light bulbs...) that he combines to salvage to give form to faces, born out of the colorful accumulation of similar of heterogeneous elements.

Artistically yours,


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