“Interdisciplinary artist” Kanyamashokoro César (Shoko).
His double origins, Rwandan-German, and his five spoken languages give his work a cross cultural and dynamic approach. His work is visually interactive and complimentary with its environment.
Shoko believes to be a true artist, is to be able to see through and beyond what is visible.
In this multidimensional world, cohesion of cultures and thoughts, the exercise of seeing beyond what is superficial becomes an essential civic tool of cohabitation and reconciliation. By using an interpolation of rich colors and shapes, Shoko tries to create harmony and balance in what seems to be out of order. This process is an attempt to engage the viewer to exercise tolerance and see beyond.
His work has won national awards, gained international recognition and has been the subject of several magazines and TV documentaries including: Alberta Venture, Unlimited Magazine (Cover Page) Western Living, Canadian Interiors, and TV5.
Shoko’s work has expended from Visual Art to Public Art Installation, Furniture, Architecture and Product Design, Custom Yacht Design and complex Medical Design Devices.
“Art is a mirror of self that reflects its environment”