Polymath artist Pierre-Christophe Gam on Daybreak West Africa
Polymath artist, curator, art director and cultural entrepreneur Pierre-Christophe Gam, trained as an interior architect at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris and Central St. Martins in London. In his professional career, he has specialized in art direction for leading contemporary luxury brands and media companies. In his artistic practice Gam is interested in evaluating how current social and political changes in Africa and the diaspora negotiate with past intellectual and visual heritage. Using photography, collages, drawing and digital manipulation, he creates ambiguous yet compelling composition where deep cultural references are mixed-up and juxtaposed in a rich and intricate tapestry. Beyond the visual seduction of his work, Pierre-Christophe questions complex and deeply rooted narratives at the core of the global African experience.