Congo is one of Africas great masters and one of the percursors of Contemporary African Art. He is featured in all big museums such as the Pompidou, in Paris or the MoMa, in NY. 55 cm x 46 cm. BIO Moke was born Monsenguro Kejwamfi in 1950 in Ibe, Bandundu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo.Seen rightly as a painter reporter of city life, artist Moke was among the leading artists of the school of popular painting that sprung up in Kinshasa in the first decade of Zaïres independence. Moke arrived in Kinshasa at the age of ten, living hand to mouth and day by day. Discovering that there was a market for paintings, he taught himself how to render landscapes on discarded pieces of cardboard.
In 1965 he painted a picture representing General Mobutu waving to the crowds as he led the parade commemorating Independence Day. He set up a studio at the crossroads of Kasa Vubu and Bolobo avenues, the district where many billboard and advertising artists worked, and immersed himself in the daily life of the city from which he drew his inspiration. Artist Moke adopted the conventions of commercial art, boldly outlining his robust figures without concern for likeness or perspective. Instead, he celebrated the painterly aspects of his art, using a rich palette and vividly animated compositions.
Unlike Chéri Samba or Cheik Ledy, who were to follow in his footsteps, Moke rarely depicted social conflict. Rather, his sympathetic and vivaciously humorous paintings were grounded in his observation of daily life in Kinshasa: street scenes, bars, the local dandies known as sapeurs, the powerful Miziki (associations of financially independent women), all-night parties, neighborhood disputes, and public ceremonies all found their way into his canvases.Keywords: african art africain contemporary contemporain lilanga cheri samba aboudia afrika afrikanische kunst modern moderne. L'item "Peintre Moke Art Contemporain Africain Contemporary African Art" est en vente depuis le jeudi 29 août 2019. Il est dans la catégorie "Art, antiquités\Art du XXe, contemporain\Peintures".
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