DIRECTED AND EDITED BY CLEMENT NOURRY
JOURNALISM BY SOPHIE RURAKAMVYE
Pierre Amrouche has been a photographer, a writer and a poet for many years and originated Juste au Corps from one root question: "Do you believe there is such a thing as the First Woman?" "Corps de Dames" (Ladies' bodies) by French painter Jean Dubuffet and Yoruba belly masks have come together to inspire Pierre Amrouche with these busts of naked women.
Zinkpè's work has been part of the contemporary cultural world for over a decade, and it has gained its rightful place therein through the sheer force of his "metamorphoses". The body of painted work by Zinkpè repeatedly stages slightly wild looking figures created in the famous secret drawings.
Metamorphoses highlights the notion of transformation, mutation and metamorphosis, palpable throughout Zinkpè's work, in the subjects he draws his inspiration from, in the figures he represents, or, through the larger prism of his working media (sculpture, drawing, painting, installation).