Senyo

senyoNé à Lyon en 1974 d’un père togolais et d’une mère française, Nicolas Senyo Fiamor réalise ses premières sculptures encore lycéen.

Il rentre en 1993 à l’Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon puis poursuit en autodidacte son parcours artistique.

Il choisit son 2° prénom, Senyo, qui signifie « Bon destin » en éwé (une des langues du Togo), comme unique signature. Son métissage le pousse à explorer, par son travail, les questions du masque et de l’identité en révélant ainsi l’importance de l’apparence dans les rapports humains.

Ses sculptures associent par leur aspect farouche, hybride ou excessif des éléments mythologiques et préhistoriques comme issus de la culture populaire contemporaine.

 

English

Born in Lyon in 1974, to a Togolese father and French mother, Nicolas Senyo Fiamor made his first sculptures when he was still at secondary school.

In 1993 he entered the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Lyon and then continued his artistic journey in self-teaching mode.

He chose his 2nd forename, Senyo, which means “good destiny” in éwé (one of the languages of Togo) and that word alone is now his signature. His mixed background has encouraged him to explore the questions of masks and identity through his work, also revealing the importance of appearance in interpersonal relations.

With their fierce hybrid, excessive appearance, his sculptures combine mythological and prehistoric elements as if they came from contemporary popular culture.