Tchif, Le Cemin du Sang I & II (Series), 2013

Francis Nicaise Tchiakpe (Tchif) is a self-taught artist. Born in 1973 in Cotonou in Benin, his work has been exhibited worldwide - Brazil, Holland, France, Germany and Portugal. In his painted works he uses earth, clay, and ochers as well as cord and cardboard to create a textured composition. The themes in his work include universalism and the sacred.