Mukah Ispahani is a visual artist/illustrator based in Cameroon. He was born in a little city called Buea where he spent most of his years. Though he pursued mostly the science education in school, he has always loved to draw. He is mostly a painter/draftsman mainly concerned with the spirituality of art. In the year 2020, he won the Global Youth with Refugees Art contest organized by the United Nations Refugee Agency with more than 2000 submissions from over 220 countries. Prior to that, his artwork titled "juju" also came in 19th at the High Art Contest 2020. He currently run a creative studio in a Town called Bambili were he does his creative practice. He is currently a final year student in Visual Arts and Art History in the University of Bamenda. Apart from drawing, He loves to sing and play the guitar.
We recently asked Mukah some questions about his inspirations:
Q: Where do you find your creative inspiration?
A: "The creations I see around me"
Q: Why do you do what you do?
A: "I do what i do to be a blessing to my world."
Q: What art/artist do you most identify with?
A: "Michael Angelo"
Q: What role does an artist have in society?
A: "An artist is meant to change harmful narratives and cause positive change in his society through the power of perception."
Q: What is your artistic outlook on life?
A: "Life is meant to be lived in full; creating positive impact and helping others along the way."
Q: What is your dream project?
A: " Production of an animated film leading to massive salvation and change in perception around the world. "