Born in 1973 in Poto-Poto, Brazzaville, Gastineau Massamba is a sculptor, painter and author. He was introduced to art by his father, who was a professor at the l’École Nationale des Beaux-Arts (School of Fine Arts) in Brazzaville, he then pursued his studies at the Tsiémé Art Center, in Talangaï, under the direction of Remy Mongo Etsion. He now lives and works in Paris.
His work oscillates between painting, performance and installation art. He uses various mediums, including textile. The human body is at the heart of his work, in both a political and social context.
Gastineau Massamba has shown his work in the Congo and abroad. He has participated in the Dakar Biennial in Senegal, in 2004, and the Casablanca International Biennial in Morocco, in 2012.
673 A, 2015,
Fabric / Embroidery on canvas, 9 canvas of 40 x 40 cm,