Born and raised in Côte d’Ivoire, David-Josué Oyoua is a self-taught visual artist. Influenced by African culture. He uses digital art, photomanipulation, compositing, matte painting techniques to tell stories.
David-Josué Oyoua is based in Abidjan and apart from his training in medical sciences, he learned graphic and digital arts in a self-taught way. He currently works in communications and advertising with various companies where he has proven himself as a graphic designer, art director and now as a freelance creative director.
Art lover since his childhood, he already possessed great drawing skills which was his favorite hobby. Later, as a teenager, with the advent of computers and digital technology, he traded his brush and pencil for a computer mouse. His interest in computer graphics, especially photomontage software, grew to the point where he became literally addicted to it.
Besides calling himself a digital artist, he also describes himself as a “visual storyteller” who aims to tell stories through his creations. His working technique is compositing, a mix of real photos shot in studio and directed by himself or often bought in royalty-free image banks. He also uses photo realistic computer generated images (modeling and 3D rendering) and touches of matte painting (digital painting) in his compositions.