Francis Nicaise Tchiakpe, Tchif shares the idea of Kandinsky
about abstract art: ''Shape is the outer expression of the inner
A self taught artist, Tchif took part in many exhibitions and
has been invited worldwide to present his work (Brasil, Holland,
France, Germany, Belgium, Portuga). The National Museum of Africa
Art (Smithsonian) in Washington, selected him for the ''Earth
Matters - Contemporary African Art" exhibition.
Tchif has always been painting. He throws himself into creation
in an instinctive, emotional, sensual way. His hand is his favorite
tool. Although matter and colour are at the heart of his paintings,
he is not limited to this technique.
Tchif 's paintings, very colorful, make you feel like flying
above some ancient landscapes, as if an archaeologist where
some traces are like memories of successive stays on earth.
Tchif gives us his spiritual vision of man's wandering on Earth,
the existential search worn by initiatory steps along the course
of his life. His paintings give us an universal vision of the
his installations, Tchif surprises by hanging a car in a tree,
as a self criticism concerning material possessions, he shows
himself as a football player, he transforms and adds a personnal
touch to the dictators of the world and modifies Obama's image.
He likes looking at society with criticism and irony. He says
''I'm a citizen artist of the world...''