Mixed media on French linen

137cm x 170cm
  • Artwork Description
    "Flamenco Sketh" is presented on rare Linen fabric, woven by "chevon" technique from raw, undyed flax fibers to keep its pristine beauty. Chevron originated in the South of France in the middle of the 19th century and so far this type of loom has no longer existed.

    On a rustic Linen background, artist Kongo drew inspiration from his favorite jazz song "Flamenco Sketches" to paint the work with just spray paint. This is also a classic composition by Miles Davis - the great master of the jazz world. "Flamenco Sketches" is described as a sketch using only 5 modes for the whole piece and combining a variety of instruments such as trumpet, piano, saxophone, drums.
    Unlike previous works, in "Flamenco Sketh" Cyril Kongo plays on the canvas with free-flowing caligraphy and an improvised array of colors like the spirit of jazz. The piece is as free, peaceful, and hopeful as the music itself, and also a tribute to jazz legend Miles Davis.

Cyril Kongo’s artworks is marked by his experience and his vision of life. After painting in the streets for more than 30 years and working so that graffiti can be perceived differently, this artist is now considered as a pioneer who understood how to break the codes and build something new through his contemporary and “avant-gardiste” point of view. His influences are multicultural, his level of excellence and his capacity to create new bridges between opposite worlds has forged his style and career.



Cyril Kongo has been able to associate his name with excellence, abundance and virtuosity. He comes from a marginalized environment which has been set aside of the institutionalized art industry but today this visionary artist is known internationally. His singular universe and his strong identity gave him the opportunity to collaborate with the most prestigious names of fashion such as Hermès, Chanel, Richard Mille but also with luxurious brands based on art and craftsmanship such as La Cornue, Pinel&Pinel, Atelier Victor, Daum,…