Joël Mpah Dooh (b. 1956, Cameroon) creates work that observes contemporary urban society. Rather than directly transcribing images of the city, Dooh is preoccupied with the psychological landscape of those who navigate it. His abstracted figures harbour at once the banality and ever-changing nature of urban life. These are figures who negotiate fragile identities, caught in liminal spaces of movement and transformation. Surreal images integrate with this state of reimagination and reinvention that dramatises urban life. His work aims to synchronise conflicting elements, balancing power and delicacy, medium and emotion, French and Doualan, the traditional and the modern.