« The author must be quiet when his work begins to speak. »
Preserve to better convey
« It’s my passion for art, my love for Africa and my interest in History that led me to become a
painter and to recreate the images of ancestral Africa.
Through my pictural work I want to preserve the traditions, the habits, the typical characters of
this continent and thus preserve a cultural patrimony for future generations.
My research on the subject has allowed me to come as close as possible to a past reality.
The colours that I use, the faces, their expressions and the perspectives will hopefully enable you to
enter into my universe, a journey through space for some, a journey through time. »
Pascal Mpeck was Born in the south of France (Cannes) of African father (Cameroon), and West Indian mother (Martinique). At the age of 8 he was impassioned by drawing. He later sought formal training in graphic arts in France, where he continues to paint today. Mpeck exhibits all over the world, finding pleasure to informs about African culture, history and identity. her cultural legacy to future generations. In 2002 he was chosen as part of a group to represent Cameroon at the Paris « Salon des artistes Français ». In 2005 his work was included the Pan-African Film Festival of Cannes and in Martinique at the Atrium Center in Fort de France congratulated by the writer and former Mayor Mr. Aimé Césaire. His cultural achievements have been recognized by Georgetown University and The Franck W. Hale, Jr. Cultural Black Center at Ohio States University. In 2006, Pascal exhibit his works during the congressional Black Caucus event. Since then, his work has been featured at the Serengeti Gallery in Maryland and at Armour J. Blackburn University Center at Howard University. and at special pop-up showroom in Miami. His artwork has graced contemporary book covers, including ‘The Atlantic World’ and ‘La Veranda Creole’. Back in France,from 2010 to 2014, he devoted to the creation.
The oil on canvas painting, titled « Yes We Can », was created in 2010 and completed in 2017, symbolically, the imagery shows the progression of African peoples from the old world to the new, from Africa to America and acknowledges the progression and advacement of key personages, leading up to the first Black President of America. Today, this painting is on display at the Central Library of Pasadena California.