Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin

\Roméo Mivekannin

Roméo Mivekannin, *1986 in Bouaké, Ivory Coast, lives and works between Toulouse, France and Cotonou, Benin

Photo: Augustinas Bėkša

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Roméo Mivekannin, born in 1986 in Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire, is a multidisciplinary artist challenging the boundaries between painting, sculpture, and installation.

His diverse background includes training as a cabinetmaker, studying Art History and Architecture, and writing a novel. Informed by his academic knowledge and his family’s experience with colonization, he (re)creates compositions from European iconography and challenges them, taking classical paintings and photographs and substituting the subjects’ faces with self-portraits. Mivekannin incorporates archival material to expose the colonial gaze in those underrepresented or unspoken (non-dits), basing his work on the “memory of history,” literally and figuratively. His canvases, like palimpsests, bear various layers of content beyond the visual, as he uses old bedsheets and soaks them in elixir baths following voodoo practices, a spiritual belief born in the Kingdom of Dahomey.

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Selected Works

Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin \ Camille after Claude Monet (2023)

Roméo Mivekannin

Camille after Claude Monet (2023)
Acrylic and elixir bath on canvas
200 x 150 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin \ Homme Debout (2023)

Roméo Mivekannin

Homme Debout (2023)
Acrylic on tea towels
300 x 200 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin \ Kimono Rouge after George Hendrik Breitner (2024)

Roméo Mivekannin

Kimono Rouge after George Hendrik Breitner (2024)
Acrylic and elixir bath on canvas
200 x 240 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin \ 6 Personnages (2023)

Roméo Mivekannin

6 Personnages (2023)
Acrylic and elixir bath on canvas
190 x 140 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin \ Homme Descendant Escalier (2022)

Roméo Mivekannin

Homme Descendant Escalier (2022)
Acrylic and elixir bath on canvas
250 x 250 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin \ Homme qui Court (2023)

Roméo Mivekannin

Homme qui Court (2023)
Acrylic and elixir bath on canvas
250 x 360 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin \ Kimono Rouge after George Hendrik Breitner (2024)

Roméo Mivekannin

Kimono Rouge after George Hendrik Breitner (2024)
Acrylic and elixir bath on canvas
200 x 240 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin \ L’atelier du Peintre after Jan Vermeer (2023)

Roméo Mivekannin

L'atelier du Peintre after Jan Vermeer (2023)
Acrylic and elixir bath on canvas
390 x 300 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin \ Homme qui Marche (2023)

Roméo Mivekannin

Homme qui Marche (2023)
Acrylic on tea towels
163 x 160 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin \ Laitiere after Jan Vermeer (2023)

Roméo Mivekannin

Laitiere after Jan Vermeer (2023)
Acrylic and elixir bath on canvas
220 x 200 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin \ Homme qui Saute (2023)

Roméo Mivekannin

Homme qui Saute (2023)
Acrylic and elixir bath on canvas
220 x 360 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin \ Narcisse after Caravaggio (2022)

Roméo Mivekannin

Narcisse after Caravaggio (2022)
Acrylic and elixir bath on canvas
160 x 160 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin \ The Slave Girl after Antonio Fabrés (2023)

Roméo Mivekannin

The Slave Girl after Antonio Fabrés (2023)
Acrylic and elixir bath on canvas
200 x 150 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin \ Young Lady at the Mirror after van Mieris (2023)

Roméo Mivekannin

Young Lady at the Mirror after van Mieris (2023)
Acrylic and elixir bath on canvas
200 x 150 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin \ Image Panoramique, Homme Courant avec Animaux (2024)

Roméo Mivekannin

Image Panoramique, Homme Courant avec Animaux (2024)
Acrylic and elixir bath on canvas
250 x 550 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Roméo Mivekannin \ Young Lady after Edouard Manet (2023)

Roméo Mivekannin

Young Lady after Edouard Manet (2023)
Acrylic and elixir bath on canvas
200 x 150 cm
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