Calixte Dakpogan is active/lives in Benin. Calixte Dakpogan is known for Sculpture.
Biography Calixte Dakpogan
The descendant of the royal blacksmiths of Porto Novo, Benin, Calixte
Dakpogan was born in the Gukomy quarter in 1958. The spiritual centre of
Vodun, the region is traditionally associated with Gu, the god of iron
and war. Dakpogan began his artistic career by making works that
demonstrated his devotion to the deity. Inspired by the works'
popularity, he began to make secular sculptures.
compositions are forged from the scrap metal that he finds on the
streets of Porto Novo, scavenged car parts in particular. Calixte and
his brother Theodore began to construct standing figures out of these
parts, in the style of early 19th century metal Fon sculptures.
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