As a Parisian born painter, KOUKA pulls his artistic influences from his African origins that he calls to in each of his works.
By avoiding color, KOUKA aims in his different kinds of portraits to draw attention to the expression and the identity of the man.
KOUKA seeks to share a powerful message about the world that doesn’t belong to anyone. The artist created his 3 series of works that he sometimes punctuates with certain portraits, the power of the written word, ‘Bantu Warriors’, “The chimpanzees” and “HLM (Public Housing)”. The artist invented his universe without cultural appropriation and without overtaking thoughts.
KOUKA makes a name for himself as a highly-engaged street artist on the French urban art scene and internationally as well.