Franco Ndiba Douala, Cameroon, b. 1983

My art speaks of myself, my gaze towards everything around me. I am an observer of the environment that I rub shoulders with on a daily basis. Passing through this or that place, I record the deeds and gestures of the people that inhabit them and the conditions of life that they face. When representing my subjects, I like the images to remain anonymous so that the viewer can feel concern with what I see. I use an impressionist technique, with more or less fanciful touches in the shapes and background. The pastel colours are associated with ambient light, but are also a reflection of my state of mind.

- Franco Ndiba