Vancouver artist brings the old and the new together


Ghislain Brown-Kossi calls himself an archaeological pop artist—he’s inspired by fashion, pop art, history, culture, symbols, and communication. His paintings are colourful and dynamic, his visual vocabularies are unique, and he focuses on themes like social relationships, connection, and disconnection in our communities. I really like what he’s doing. 

Brown-Kossi was born in France to Ivorian parents. He moved to Vancouver in 2017 and has exhibited his work at the Seymour Art Gallery, the Port Moody Arts Centre, the Kostuik Gallery, and Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre. In January 2023, the Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver will host a solo exhibition of his work. 

Brown-Kossi was a panelist on this year’s RVF webinar (available in French only), La transmission des traditions: plus qu’une histoire de famille.

Image: Ghislain Brown-Kossi from the artist’s Facebook account
Catherine Fisher, blogger