J'Aime Cheri Samba

J Aime Cheri Samba Born in Cheri Samba lives and works in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo After leaving school in he earned his living painting advertising billboards and at the same time c

  • Title: J'Aime Cheri Samba
  • Author: André Magnin
  • ISBN: 9780500970140
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Born in 1956, Cheri Samba lives and works in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo After leaving school in 1972, he earned his living painting advertising billboards, and at the same time created comic strips for his publication Bilenge Info In 1975, he began to put his comic strips onto canvas, thus inaugurating African painting with word bubbles His work iBorn in 1956, Cheri Samba lives and works in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo After leaving school in 1972, he earned his living painting advertising billboards, and at the same time created comic strips for his publication Bilenge Info In 1975, he began to put his comic strips onto canvas, thus inaugurating African painting with word bubbles His work illustrates social life customs, sexuality, AIDS, social inequalities, corruption Along with the painter Moke, he is one of the principal founders of the movement in painting known as Popular Zairean, His acrylic paintings, imbued with political awareness, are always representational, realistic, and colorful My painting focuses on people s lives I m not interested in myths or beliefs I appeal to people s consciences Artists must make people think From the 1980s on, he himself became the main subject of his paintings, so that people would nut only know my name, but also my face.

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