Joël Degbo was born and raised in the Parisian suburb of Villepinte. After studying at Beaux-Arts in Nantes, it was at Central Saint Martin College of Arts and Design in London and Beaux-Arts in Paris that he explored the great concepts that still influence his artistic practices. Architecture, urbanism, changing spaces, gentrification and population displacement are subjects at the core of his artistic choices, inherited from his personal experience and urban strolling practices. From Guy Debord to Kerry James Marshall, from Frantz Fanon to Elias Canetti, among others, he questions the relationships between individuals and the environment, whatever the chosen mode of expression.
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