Central African Republic

Artist: Patrick Pelenzi

* 1971

Since his childhood, he has been well acquainted with music and sculpture, both parents were artists themselves.

On his many journeys, he learned diverse techniques from numerous African artists, in order to develop his talents. During these travels, he also learned how to build self-made toys, which still remain artistic.

Stylisitcally, he crafts them with great precision.

Exhibitions include:

Singapore, Abudja (Nigeria), Niamey (Niger), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) and every year since 1996 in Dakar (Senegal) (DAK’ART Arts Plastiques).



Thoughts about freedom and peace

Our world is a victim of wars and misfortune. But human beings are longing for peace, joy and happiness.

My bear shows authentic African masks. They are in direct connection with the universe - with fishes as the symbol of water, the birds and the butterflies in the sky and on the earth.

The world of animals is not at war! Animals have an innate instinct for peace and freedom. Why don't human beings have it as well?

Patrick Pelenzi

Sponsor: Gleitsmann Security Inks, Berlin