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Emmanuel Mbessé (1983, Swiss-DR Congo) live and work in Lausanne, Switzerland.

“With his mastery of his first profession as a cabinetmaker, followed by his training at Ecal (Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne), and the depth of his vision of our changing world in the growing tangle of cultures, Emmanuel Mbessé leads his quest as an artist on the edge of an intuitive minimalism. Beneath the meditative laconism of his pure geometry and his palette reduced to one or two tones, a whole background of personal stories, memory and sensitivity is told in filigree and which refers to his double cultural affiliation. “

Françoise Jaunin, L’écart fertile. Conversation avec Emmanuel Mbessé, art&fiction publications, 2020.