Frantz Zephirin (Haitian, b. 1963)

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Frantz Zephirin was Born on December 17,1963 in Cap Haitian.He started painting in 1973 with the Haitian master Antoine OBIN. Quickly he broke away from the style of the Cap Haitian school artists and began to work in a highly original style. From the Bible and current events themes, his paintings soon began to reflect the delirium of his powerful devastating imagination. 

Zéphirin frequently makes use to animals, painted in brilliant, sharply contrasting colors, to speak out frankly. His highly creative style, which deals with themes of politics, social and voodoo subjects, soon captured the attention of the art world in Haiti and his career took off very rapidly. Zéphirin’s work is characterized by intense colors, intricate patterns and tightly surrounded compositions. Extremely productive, his imagination is compelling and his social criticism is disturbing. Presently Zéphirin’s work is recognizable by human figures with animal heads-representing his deep contempt for the commanding body. Zéphirin’s work has been featured in art museums and galleries around the world. Since the earthquake Zéphirin has been featured in stories in the New York Times, Le Monde, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Times of London, the Guardian and the BBCThe arts of Zéphirin have been showcasing in the exhibit Haiti Art Naif: Memories of Paradise at the art center Denkmalschmiede Hofgen in Germany. 

"Using a network of thightly packed lines reminiscent of filigree, Zephirin presents and comments on religious and polical events."(Gerald Alexis, "Peintres Haitiens"). Get the Book Now!

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