Marcelyvan Bowen is a 27 years old plastic Artist based in nkongsamba studying at the institute des beaux arts specialized in PLASTIC Arts.
Marcelyvan Bowen’s work may look like something you would see hanging on the wall in an art gallery, but Bowen isn’t like any other artist. The artist’s work is different in that he literally paints human beings, turning them into living, breathing portraits. Bowen creates the illusion of a world where 2D and 3D have become one. At a glance it looks like a richly-colored painting, but pause for a moment and look closer. You’ll quickly find yourself immersed in a piece that’s part painting, part photograph, part video and part performance art. It’s alive, figuratively and literally, with color, vibrance, subtle motion and detail.
While other artists have spent the past 500 years perfecting methods for portraying depth on flat surfaces, he has gone in the opposite direction by developing techniques that allow him to paint three-dimensional objects, including people, in ways that make them look for all the world like flat canvases.
With all these, I will solemnly tell the world that Cameroon is got what it takes to hit the international scene. Marcelyvan Bowen is a typical representation of this. Let the works speak for themselves