Serge Mienandi on Kelen

Born in 1967 in Brazzaville, Congo, Serge MIENANDI is a product of the legendary School of Poto Poto Brazzaville (Congo). There, he studied art from 1986 to 1989. He has also served as a coach for two years from 1990 to 1991.

The school Poto Poto notably known is famous for the “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 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" (always very attractive, it revives and 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 launches into more naturalistic style productions, impressionistic or abstract. He paints everyday life in the village, town, market, forest ...


His paintings are displayed 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 chaired the jury of the Third Biennial of Naive Art in Abidjan in 2006.