Mixed media on French linen

100 cm x 81 cm 

  • Artwork Description
    “De Osaka à Colombo” is a signature artwork of Cyril Kongo with vibrant colors that embodies the spirit of “joie de vivre” and calligraphy letters. The focus of the artwork is the names of major cities in the world such as Osaka, Seoul, Paris, Madrid, Singapore, Toronto... The interlocking letters not only bring a coherent whole to the painting but also It's like a "handshake" between cities. The close interweaving of the characters also implies the interference of many cultures. Because the cities appear in the artwork are also places that have left a deep impression in the life of artist Cyril Kongo and contributed to shaping his style of composition.

Cyril Kongo’s artworks is marked by his experience and his vision of life. After painting in the streets for more than 30 years and working so that graffiti can be perceived differently, this artist is now considered as a pioneer who understood how to break the codes and build something new through his contemporary and “avant-gardiste” point of view. His influences are multicultural, his level of excellence and his capacity to create new bridges between opposite worlds has forged his style and career.



Cyril Kongo has been able to associate his name with excellence, abundance and virtuosity. He comes from a marginalized environment which has been set aside of the institutionalized art industry but today this visionary artist is known internationally. His singular universe and his strong identity gave him the opportunity to collaborate with the most prestigious names of fashion such as Hermès, Chanel, Richard Mille but also with luxurious brands based on art and craftsmanship such as La Cornue, Pinel&Pinel, Atelier Victor, Daum,…