Hailing from the Korhogo region of the Ivory Coast, Soro Zana, is the result of a meeting of wood and metal.
Born to a sculptor and a blacksmith, Soroz was introduced to the world of art from an early age. As an adult he trained at l’École Nationale des Beaux Arts d’Abidjan at l’Institut National Supérieur des Arts et de l'Action Culturelle (INSAAC) where he was able to refine his techniques and further explore the world of Contemporary Art, both in sculpture and painting. In 2001, Soroz graduated from the School of Fine Arts with a bachelor of Artistic Studies and joined the Teacher Training Center for Arts and Culture (CFPAC). He left in 2003 to teach art in secondary schools, where he worked until 2012.
Today, Soroz infuses his work with his culture and personality, incorporating metallic elements and pigments into sculpted shapes and paintings. He considers each of his works to be an ID on which he imprints not only his cultural heritage and traditions but also his sense of self, as conveyed through the lens of contemporary art.
Language Monitor and Resident Artist
Public School Board of the great northern Ontario
Ottawa / Ontario - Canada
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"Considering each of his works as an ID created on the basis of its traditional culture and in the requirements and the projection of the new vision of Contemporary Art."