Rostand Pokam is a Cameroonian painter born in Yaoundé in 1984. He was trained painting at the Institute of Artistic Training of Mbalmayo and in plastic arts, then in history of arts of Africa from the University of Yaoundé I. He was a lso trained via ten workshops and residencies in comics, easel painting, contemporary art, digital photography, and cultural management. Since 2005, he has participated in around twenty collective exhibitions in Cameroon and elsewhere, notably at the British Council in Yaounde 2005, at the National Museum of Cameroon in 2006, the AFRICREA Gallery of Bastos at the Novotel hotel in NJAMENA at TCHAD in 2014 and at the AURORA STUDIO GALLERY in HOUSTON (USA) 2013, at the Universal Exhibition in Venice, Italy representing Cameroon in 2015. In 2017, he participated in the first collective exhibition of the National Gallery of Contemporary Art of Cameroon in Yaoundé. He is a permanent member of several research and professional groups (UDAPCAM, GRAP-Africa, KAMERA, SOCADAP) and is also the manager of the interior decoration and visual creations company MOK STUDIO.
- Rostand Pokam works on color with the immediate surroundings as a morphological pretext. His work is very often figurative and could resemble a study of the city as a city dweller. His real quest: a critique of contemporary social phenomena with the artist’s constant need to solve latent plastic problems, contrasting colors, representation, presentification, depth, harmony, and balance. Each new search resolved by the birth of a work poses new plastic problems. It is in this gear that its creation fluctuates.