Albéric Kouassi Ivory Coast, b. 1988

Albéric Kouassi was born in 1988 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, where he lives and works. More specifically, he is from Adjamé, a working-class neighborhood that is the city’s cultural hub, where pop culture meets hip hop, a combination that best expressed in the local slang known as “Nouchi.”  While this vibrant mix clearly nourishes Albéric Kouassi, you can also sense in his work a hint of the influence of Keith Haring.