1989 Dominique Zinkpé has been regularly participating
in exhibitions in Benin and since 1995 also in international
exhibitions. He makes sculptures, paintings and installations.
the base of Zinkpé 's work are human-sized sculptures,
strange persons made from branches of wood, iron wire and textiles.
The deformed branches which form the construction of the sculptures
and make them stand straight in a crooked way resemble the roots
of the mangrove. These personages combine an animalistic and
natural appearance with human characteristics. They refer to
social and political situations in the daily life of Zinkpé
at local, regional and international levels such as political
injustice, religion and AIDS.
Dominique Zinkpé presents a world of ghosts in his painting.
They show the transformation that people, animals and vegetation
undergo through the contact with their environment.