Ernest Duku - Cote d'Ivoire
Ernest Dükü, born in 1958 in Bouake, Ivory Coast, lives and works between Paris and Abidjan. He began his studies at the School of Fine Arts in Abidjan, Ivory Coast in 1982. He has degrees in Interiors Architecture (Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 1986), Arts aesthetic and science (Université de Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, 1990) and Architecture (Ecole d’architecture Paris La Défense, 1991).
His works is linked with the langage of symbols and the ideograms from Akan signs. Always searching for confluences between the spirituality from ancester, symbolism and syncretism. He is working with drawing, painting and sculpturing as medium he choose to « becomes a means of access to knowledge » as he says. Ernest Dükü’s work is view in several international exhibition as 1.54 New York with Sitor Senghor Gallery, 2017, Investec Cap Town Art Fair with LouiSimoneGuirandou Gallery, 2019
and 58e Biennale of Venizia 2019.