I recently fell in love with Reggae from the ’70s. It became my MOJO.—
I always feel connected to the rasta culture but I never really dig into it. I truly started to listen to this genre this year at the age of 32.
Guys like Horace Andy allow me to connect to my art and thoughts. This kind of music helps me when I read. It makes me calm whenever I’m reading complex Afro-American literature. Fun fact, when I’m reading I always move my head, that’s why I need music - I can create my own movie with this musical background.
About the Author
Enfant Précoce is a painter, born in Cameroon in 1989. He discovered art with his uncle Malam Essoua, a sculptor, whose life as a free artist inspired him. And, he dances. This first love for movement led Francis Essoua alias Enfant Précoce to paint, with which he fell in love in 2013. His canvases mix bodies, sometimes stretched, sometimes relaxed, hands apart, legs projected between African faces and masks. A thousand and one colors bloom. It is the color of Enfant’s tales. Enfant Précoce tells us stories that touch on the universal. The world takes the form of a myth animated by its characters like apparitions captured in color and disproportion. The storyteller's voice is in our eyes. Everywhere they look. He questions, he evaluates. Something of a presence, the gesture, inhabits his creations, apparently spontaneous, but which, nevertheless, obey a constraint. And while Enfant Précoce shares, Enfant Précoce goes on a quest. Triangles nose, clover nose; fleshy or scarlet mouths; large hands and open hands; flower garden… he explores. His paintings are an invitation to decipher signs, rebuses, symbols; an invitation to play on cultural variations. In the end, obviously, the emotion.