Kamuanga Ilunga, Eddy
Born in 1991 Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Lives and works in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Eddy Kamuanga Illunga’s large scale figurative compositions explore the shifts in the economic, political, and social identity of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), highlighting the consequences of human exploitation. The subjects of his paintings, with bare skin replaced by intricate electronic circuitry reference the components of our everyday modern devices – technology that could not exist without coltan, a substance mined at great volume in the DRC and at great human and environmental cost. His work has been exhibited internationally and is in important private and public collections including the Private Collection of Laurence Graff OBE; the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover; Zeitz Collection of Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town; Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus; and the Norval Foundation, Cape Town. His latest solo exhibition at October Gallery will open during 1-54 London
Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga, Oubliez le passé et vous perdez les deux yeux, 2016, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 200 x 220cm, Courtesy of October Gallery

Artists 2016