JEAN - PAUL KALA
Thanks to his meticulousness, his talent and his imagination, Jean Paul Kala manages to transform these metal surfaces into true contemporary art objects.
Jean Paul Kala's refined works are a true ode to the powerful and authentic nature of his birthplace: "North Kivu" where he was born in the 1970s.
Attracted by the material and the mechanics, the hands of the budding artist, do not hold in place and, when as a teenager, he discovers welding and metal shaping, it is a revelation that takes possession of his being: he becomes a recognized expert in the field.
The European dream had been in his plans for years. In the 2000's he decided to cross the CAP and move to Belgium where he perfected his technique with the best, thus obtaining the recognition of his peers and the most demanding amateurs.
Probably influenced in part by the ancestral art Imigongo, precursor of abstract art, he launched in 2013 his own brand of high-end furniture R&J which quickly acquired a reputation among enthusiasts in search of the beautiful and exclusive.
Jean Paul Kala's creations are characterized by organic, elegant and generous curves; no doubt the fruit of his African origins. Technical mastery combined with extreme meticulousness transforms metal into masterful creations of contemporary art.