When I paint, it is the literal translation of what I have experienced adapted to my daily life...I also focus on a precise subject at the pictorial level: capturing the spirit, the soul. I don't pretend to capture someone's soul but I want to. This is the only thing we have never managed to capture... I compose scenes in order to imagine my doubts, my fears, and put them in relation, to make them exist.

Dominique Zinkpè