Multidisciplinary artist Salifou Lindou founded the Cercle Kapsiki, alongside Hervé Yamguen and Hervé Youmbi, in 1998 to introduce the arts in Douala through exhibitions, projects, and residencies. These events invite artists from around the world to transform public spaces hand in hand with Douala inhabitants.
Initially focused on installations and mixed collages on canvas, Lindou gravitated towards the pastel technique. Deviating from the preconceived ideas of works on paper, his characters, in shades of ochre and black, arise in human scale. Through his work, he underlines the fragility and vulnerability of human beings, despite their intelligence and ability to transform their environment.
Topical issues are often seen throughout his work, from the exile of migrant families to political debates. He introduces a distance that is available to his subjects, created through his detail and focus on body aesthetics.