Serge Mienandi, Painter
Born in 1967 in Brazzaville, Congo, Serge MIENANDI is a product of the legendary School of Poto Poto Brazzaville (Congo). He studied art there from 1986 to 1989. He has also been working as a coach for two years from 1990 to 1991.
The school Poto Poto, particularly, recognised his reputation thanks to his famous “Miké” style, which means “small” in Lingaga. This style consists of small characters with schematic forms and slender. Easily recognizable, it is still the school’s signature and will be copied across all Africa.
Through his painting, Serge takes us into a kind of poetry of colors. His work ranges from the African tradition to universal modernity.
No longer limited to a production of “Mikes” (a style always very attractive that he revives he offers a different reading), or to items in flat areas, generally outlined in black in the manner of his elders, or rituals themes, he goes into productions of styles that are more naturalistic, impressionist or abstract. He paints everyday life in the village, town, market or forest …
His paintings are showcased in France, in the United States,in Japan and in his own continent.
President of the association Fusion Arts from 1999 to 2000, he also presided over the jury of the Third Biennial of Naive Art in Abidjan in 2006.
Serge lives and works in Dakar.