The Face of Tomorrow
For “Black History Month” Galerie SLP has teamed up
with the Cameroonian multidisciplinary artist as part of
a group exhibition in Berlin’s City West.
Guy Koukam’s artwork is visually striking, it illustrates the results of cultural mixing and the human experiences.As tradition is facing modernisation, the human image is at the center of the works, opening a window on the question of identity.
In a unique form of Afrofuturism the art creates a bridge, linking history and future in an exploration of freedom and encourages the viewer to discover opportunities for the creation of a new world.
“I’m a daydreamer. As a man, I consider myself a citizen of the world, open and sensitive to all that surrounds him. I am enriched by my experiences and especially my encounters with people and elements from other cultures that I have the opportunity to discover.”
Guy Kouekam’s universe embraces various
modes of creation. From street art, to
digital, through the more conventional
canvas or installation, he moves freely
guided by his desires. Thus the expression
of his art through these different mediums
carries that message of freedom and builds
towards the democratization of his works,
with the goal of making them accessible.
The artists’ creations represent the fruit
of his thought, engaging with the observer
in dialogue about his personal experience and
motivating them to sense the portrayal of
The timeline is diffuse but the message is
clear. Guy’s African origin sets the pace for
his creations, aesthetics are essential,
a universal language that accompanies the
beauty and warmth in balance with the colors and
patterns which naturally refer the viewers to the
folklore of the black continent. It is like therapy giving
us free rein to an intrinsic need of finding the origins
of a place or to seeing the faces of tomorrow, in a way
remembering the future.