Charly d'Almeida on Kelen
Born in Cotonou in 1968 (Benin), Charly D'almeida starts as a self-taught artist and he was trained in the art studio of a great Beninese painter for 4 years.  
A few years ago his achievements consisted with ancestral beliefs and cultural traditions. Thus, he worked extensively on the iron god, the divinity Ogun (voodoo) which he represented by the sign or by the material in the composition of his works. In Benin, more than a religion the voodoo is a culture, a tradition, reason why it is often present in the works of artists.  
References to Africa and its culture are also represented through the materials used: these are materials that remind him of his childhood, natural materials such as sand, leaves, wood, etc.  
The colors are warm: oche, yellow, brown ....  
The sculptures of Charly d'Almeida essentially combines two materials: metal and old wood. The artist is particularly conscientious about the choice of materials.  Technics: painting, sculpture
He exhibits on his own continent, in Europe (France, Germany, Italy, London), in the United States and in Australia.