What is the inspiration behind “Mogo Dynasty?” What would you like people to feel when they look at your paintings?
The inspiration behind “Mogo Dynasty” shows exactly the world I created with the street and the children on the street.
What does “Mogo Dynasty mean?” How was it created/ how did you come about that name/ theme?
“Mogo dynasty” means, “I have my space, the space of children.” I came about this name because of my writing, which determines a different universe from what we are used to see.
As a young artist and especially as an African artist, what do you think about the expression “starving artist”?
I don’t believe “starving artist” is a correct expression, because an artist firstly works to denounce the bad aspects of society, so he does not especially make art for money. A true artist will understand where I am coming from.
What do you think about the status of African Art in the world?
I think that African art has a place in the world and the contemporary world, because numerous African paints are exposed in some of the most Famous European and American museums; and are part of some of the most prestigious collections in the world. Therefore I would say African art is doing well.
What made you choose art as an occupation and what were your artistic inspirations?
I started art from a young age. Growing up, I discovered an innate talent and that’s why I chose this career which is as noble as being a doctor. I am inspired by the graffiti that children make in the streets.
Did you ever think you would reach the level of success you have now?
For me, success is being able to share a message or more, to be understood and reach the sensibility of our entourage through our art. Success is not a trend that would have the news talk, and then make people believe you are successful without understanding the message.