About the Artist
Born in the south of France to an African (Cameroonian) father and an Antillean (Martinican) mother, at the age of eight, he became passionate about drawing. This passion would later lead him to pursue studies in graphic arts in France, where he continues to paint to this day. Mpeck exhibits all over the world, finding pleasure in talking about African culture and sharing it through his works.
In 2002, he was chosen to be part of a group representing Cameroon at the ‘Salon des artistes Français’ in Paris. In 2005, his work was included in the Pan-African Film Festival of Cannes and in Martinique at the Atrium Cultural Center in Fort-de-France, praised by the writer and former mayor Mr. Aimé Césaire.
In 2006, Pascal exhibited his works at the « Congressional Black Caucus » event at the Washington D.C. Convention Center. His work was showcased and displayed at the Serengeti Gallery in Maryland and the Armor J. Blackburn Center at Howard University. In 2010, he established his own temporary showroom in Miami, Florida. His artworks adorn the covers of contemporary books, including « The Atlantic World » and « La Véranda Créole. »
Devoted to the creation.
From 2010 to 2014, Pascal creates a series of sketches and works not yet exhibited. Wanting to perfect his own artistic style, he focuses on his art, seeking new working techniques.
The oil on canvas painting, titled « Yes we can », was created in 2010 and completed in 2017 , in honor of the 44th President of the United States of America. This work was donated to the city of Pasadena, California by Pascal Mpeck through the Honorable Vice Mayor Mr. John J. Kennedy. Today, this painting is on diplay at the central Library of Pasadena, California.
For This painting and during the unveiling ceremony that took place on February 22, 2018, the artist Pascal Mpeck receives the Certificate of Recognition of High Standards of Excellence and Outstanding Achievement from the Congress of the United States of America.
« In 2023, Pascal Mpeck began the creation of his new art collection on the theme of ancient Egypt, inspired by the writings of Professor Cheik Anta Diop, scheduled for completion in 2025. »