Today, I will talk about Chéri Samba whose artworks I was happy to discover "in real" and which are impressive because of their formats.
Zoom on... Chéri Samba
Chéri Samba was born in 1956 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A true spokesperson for the popular Congolese painting, he creates paintings which are at the same time funny and provoking and which translate, through their precision and political boldness, the vision of a contemporary Africa without complexes, disruptive and restless.
He puts his marks by introducing in his canvas texts in French and Lingala.
And here is a selection of my favorite artworks from Chéri Samba: