Anol el Pemu
A multifaceted artist, originating from a small village in Camerun, Arnaud Raphael Pemutet, alias Anol el Pemu, is not only known for his paintings, but also as a talented guitarist and musician. His reputation extends far beyond the borders of Burkina Faso, where he lives currently.
Anol’s artistic career started at the early age of ten years old, when his paintings began to attract the attention of his teachers. Even then he started with chalk, charcoal pencils and recycled waste, that he integrated in his works. In 2000, the young and cosmopolitan artist went on an expedition with a small suitcase and his guitar. He wanted to gain new inspirations and began a journey throughout the African continent from Benin, Togo, Nigeria to Burkina Faso.
In 2004 Anol opened his second artist’s workshop "La Folie de l'Art." A year later his works were exhibited in France, and this was the first time they were exhibited outside his home country. It was also in France where he performed his first concerts. Anol’s style is abstract and representational; that’s to say, the paintings are decorated with interesting colour compositions which leaves ample room for the viewer's imagination.
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