Pascale Marthine Tayou
Pascale Marthine Tayou is an artist from Cameroon who works in a variety of media, often deliberately confounding the expectations of the institutions that seek to represent him. His mixed media installations – made from objects and materials found on-site – defy stylistic or historical classification and intentionally subvert formal resolution.They are often politically contentious, though not without humour. Using images and texts to trace his own history and identity Tayou offers a personal view of the post-colonial situation. He has also commented on the prevalence of the AIDS virus in Africa, and on the politics of the art market.