Paul Sika believes that « Obstacles are springboards for more Creativity. »This is one of the many principles, I have seen, this young man keep close at heart, in order to continue, even when the environmental variables did not seem in line with his vision of establishing a happy creative kingdom.The Pursuing of his dream, coupled with the humbling contributions of unexpected people and events in his life have synergized to build his house.Who is he? Who is Paul Sika? You might wonder.This answer and much more are given in his book, whose title says it all: « At The Heart Of Me… ».However we feel it is important that you receive at least part of these answers here.
Paul Sika was born on the 13th of July 1985 in Abidjan, the capital of Cote d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast, a country located in West Africa. Spending a considerable part of his younger years playing video games and programming calculators, he decides to study Software Engineering in order to also be able to make the electronic entertainments he loves so much.The United Kingdom and more specifically England is the land that welcomed him for his further education after obtaining a baccalaureate from Lycée Blaise Pascal, the French Lycée of Cote d’Ivoire.
In London, Paul falls in love with cinema; a love that leads him to explore his imagination together with photography. Upon graduating from Westminster University with a BSC in Software Engineering, he decides to leave the field of computers when he goes back to his native country.When flabbergasted friends and fellow countrymen would ask why he came back, when he could have stayed there and get a really good career and a nice salary or even enter the respected London College of Communication that wanted him, he would answer « It had to be done. The future will tell us why. »
In retrospective, could this have been one of those interventions of the Creative Force Paul describes at length in « At The Heart Of Me… »?
Is the fact that he is giving hope to a new generation a part of this answer?
One thing is sure; Paul Sika is a valuable Artist. And I can’t wait for the world to be aware of this truth. Meanwhile, I eagerly invite you to delve into « At The Heart Of Me… », this compound of written and visual thoughts; this rhapsody of his.