Salifou Lindou
Born 1965 in Foumban, Cameroon
Lives and works in Douala, Cameroon
Salifou Lindou gravitated from installations and mixed collages on canvas used initially in his career to focus on the pastel technique. Deviating from the preconceived ideas of works on paper, his characters arise on a human scale. Through his work, he underlines the fragility and vulnerability of human beings, despite their intelligence and ability to transform their environment. Thus, Lindou investigates the flawed perfection of human beings as his main subject of study. In tune with the world, he chooses the topics he encounters within his environment. Topical issues are often seen throughout his work, from the exile of migrant families to political debates.
Salifou Lindou, Family Dreams, 2022, Acrylic, pastel, and posca on canvas, 164 x 205cm. Courtesy of AFIKARIS.

Artists 2022