Enfant Précoce : « Exposez-moi »

It is well known, the art world is a ruthless world excluding a large number of young visual artists from renowned galleries and international fairs. A trend that the painter Early Child tries to overthrow with his project "Expose Me", making streets and iconic places of the capital its own white cube.

Originally from Cameroon, the self-taught Francis Essoua Kalu arrived in France at the age of 9 years. His work reflects a positive mix, nourished by his fantasy memory of Africa and his life in Paris. Established on large formats, his works with mixed techniques struggle to find places of exposure, a difficulty that many young artists often encounter.


Far from being discouraged, Precocious Child hijacks the complex rules of an elitist milieu with humor, not hesitating to beg an exhibition for his orphan paintings. Settling in front of the Louvre, posing on the forecourt of the Center Georges Pompidou or stopping on the Champs Elysée artery, the artist offers to dumbfounded passers-by an artistic break in their daily frenzied walk. The project, realized in partnership with the Parisian brand Walk in Paris, allows us to rediscover the City of Light in another light, through the prism of the colorful paintings of Francis Essoua Kalu.

A daring bias that proved to be worthwhile since the young painter found walls where to hang his paintings: those of the Mongolfière (10e arrondissement), which host his work until 31 next January.

A dreamlike journey in the city of one hundred villages, between contemporary art and architectural heritage.

To learn more, visit the instagram account of Early Child and Ie site of Walk in Paris

Photographs: Walk In Paris

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