Since childhood, I have transported myself to an inner world, apart, a world of chimeras in which I can meditate. The plastic gesture allows me to give life to the figures that inhabit it, to give shape to the shadows. If this universe is not tangible, it is not non-existent. To me, each of us has an intimate and specific knowledge of it, but only some have the curiosity or the temerity to assume it and appropriate it.
Under my overturned canvas, most of the time at night, I, with a candle in my hand, draw lines, circles, and curves in the air, like invisible writing. The smoke transcribes these gestures on the canvas with gray and vaporous, fragile marks. Evanescence then appears to be at the center of my work. I seek to represent an immortalized fragment of time, to grasp the impalpable, to represent what, inexorably, ends up disappearing.
My name is Axel Angenor Bamouin Sinzé born in 1995 in Aboisso in the Sud-Comoé region of Côte d’Ivoire. I go by Bamouin Sinzé for my artistic name. Moved to Abidjan in the year 2014 to begin plastic arts studies at INSAAC. During which I refined my artistic and literary universe. Over time, I have developed a plastic technique to be able to immerse one into the intimacy of my nocturnal balance between mirages and realities. With the support of certain teachers and thanks to the models such as the Ivorian artists Ernest Dükü, Pascal Konan, Aboudia, or Yéanzi. Since 2016, I have been experimenting with a painting technique using smoke. A technique whose precariousness makes me able to access the domain of dreams, of the intangible, and the hidden face of things.
Over the course, I have been able to exhibit at Kôguôè, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury – Abidjan (2020), Nzissi Lalié, Daydream, BAO Café, Abidjan (2019)