Jean Paul Kala is a budding artist, metal sculpture, who is drawn towards mechanics and matter. He is a real ode to authentic and powerful nature revealing the magnetism of his birth place, North Kivu. He was born in the 1970s.
Jean Paul Kala transforms metallic surfaces into contemporary art real objects. This artist does not hold his creativity. He discovered shaping and welding of metals, a revelation that took him completely involved into becoming a recognized expert in this field.
The dream was a part of plans for years. He decided to do his CAP professionally. He moved to Belgium in the 2000s and perfected his technique in the field, garnering his peers and the demanding recognition of the aficionados.
It is influenced partly by the art of Imigono, an ancestral art. In 2013, he launched high-end furniture brand of his own in the name R&J and it acquired notoriety among people. It gained demand and popularity because of its beautiful things and exclusivity.
The designs of Jean Paul Kala are outstanding due to their elegance, organic nature that the curves appear generous. The African origins reveal the authenticity of the product. The technical mastery is in association with acute attention to detail that metal transforms into masterful works, presenting the contemporary art in a distinct manner.
Jean Paul Kala’s works are refined and are a tribute to the genuine and powerful character of his birth place. It gained quickly fame among beauty seekers that his high-end furniture brand receives good recognition. The African roots fruits are apparent in his works and creations.
Technical mastery in combination with meticulousness transforms metal into the art works visiting the gallery Art Center, Horus, it can be admired.
R&J furniture birth is from an art passionate person and it is seen at the Batibouw fair. Now it is couple presentations Jean-Paul Kala and Sandrine Velez Rocha, behind the brand. Both are inspired by the enveloping world and draw sketches first, discuss, share, and imagine achievements. They do an in-depth analysis of the works; collaborate with freelancers for the 3D structure realizations.
The talent and experience reveals Jean Paul mastery in welding techniques and the way he assembles metal parts. He does in Brussels workshop. He loves the material for its elegance, strength, infinite creation possibilities, and malleability. He is a true artist transforming raw material into graphic, sober, refined, and functional creations.
The creations of Jean Paul and Sandrine are exclusive as they meet the customers’ expectations. They are very attentive, work together in unison and complete complicity. The color creation and dimension choice is the subject for collaboration. Their Ameza table and bench set with the Bella console reveal the feminine shapes softness. It is elegant and refined, presenting a combination of wise and sober lines, besides the modest appearance.
All the Jean Paul Kala creations evoke generosity and friendliness. It is an ideal combination of metal sculpture brining serenity and peace to decoration. Furniture of R&J presents exclusivity of Belgian and the uniqueness of metal sculpture.