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Nationality  Ivorian
Known for  Photography

Role  Photographer
Name  Paul Sika
Books  At the Heart of Me...
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Born  7 January 1985 (age 30) (1985-01-07) Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

Education  University of Westminster

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Paul Sika is an Ivorian fashion and advertising photographer/creative director/artist, who was born in 07.01.1985, in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

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He studied software engineering at University of Westminster, United Kingdom between 2003–2007 and became a freelance photographer in 2008. In 2009 he was awarded a Chinua Achebe Center Fellowship. [1]

Paul Sika Paul Sika AFRICANAHORG

His works consist of the vibrant views of Africa in Technicolor- saturation, they are in general oversaturated color shots. In his works; he creates carefully staged environments using actors.

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When he discovered American artist Andy Warhol; he referred to himself as Warhol’s grandson. He said "“When I saw LaChapelle’s work, I thought, this is amazing. How can someone have such imagination? And when you go back in history, David LaChappelle was mentored by Andy Warhol. So it was more of the artistic-father thing, that’s why I referred to myself as Andy Warhol’s grandson.” [2]

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As CNN World wrote; "Ivorian artist Paul Sika is no ordinary photographer. His "one-frame films" are eye-catching explosions of color, falling somewhere between cinema and photography. The influence of the big screen is obvious in Sika's photographs, which resemble stills from an ultra-stylish, slightly surreal movie shot in glorious Technicolor." [3]

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Exhibitions

  • November 2008 Galerie Le Lab, Abidjan
  • October 2009 Chinua Achebe Center, New York [4]
  • References

    Paul Sika Wikipedia


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