Saint-Ouen famous Flea Market called « Les Puces » is an institution to me. I’m very familiar with the place. Since my arrival in Paris, it was a routine to go hang out there. I know all the local merchants, it feels like home.—
I bought all my furniture & rugs at Les Puces. I enjoy finding rare vintage pieces of clothing, feeling the fabrics, and touching objects from the past. I know that I will always find something new, that’s why I feel excited every time I’m going to Les Puces.
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.