Josué Comoe is a painter and model based in Paris. Being of Ivorian and Ghanaian descent, Comoe's work focuses on people of African descent with special attention given to the marginalised in these communities as well as providing an outlet for his own struggles as a model in the fiercely competitive industry of fashion.
Comoe's desire to paint was born of a frustration, that of never seeing people of colour represented positively in museums he's visited. It is from this frustration that his desire to create works representing himself and people who resemble him was born. An effort to reclaim his own image, too often abused by society or in the fashion world.
His first solo exhibition was at the prestigious Palais des Arts in Marseille, France. Comoe has also exhibited works at Galerie Schwab Beaubourg and Mu-Gallery in Paris, France.
His artwork has grown in popularity, even going viral on Twitter. Comoé's work has been featured in French publications La Meute and Clique as well as international publications such as AfroPunk and OkayAfrica.
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