Mwenze Kibwanga
Lives & Works in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo
From the outset of his career, Mwenze Kibwanga practised a very particular way of painting: applying colour in parallel, short or longer strokes, and sticking mainly to ochres and browns. Kibwanga paints nature, but gives pride of place to man, whom he depicts participating in a wide range of activities including hunting or fishing, participating in daily life, or at the chief's court fighting or dancing. He also revisits the crucifixion, and creates mysterious compositions in which man and beast literally intertwine.  Kibwanga’s work can be found in major international museums. It is notably part of the collections of the Africa Museum in Tervueren and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Mwenze Kibwanga will be presented by Loeve&Co.

Mwenze Kibwanga, Untitled (Fish and Sea Monster), 1997, Oil on canvas, 82 x 114 cm. Courtesy Loeve&Co, photo Fabrice Gousset.

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