Anje, Boris (Anjel)
Born 1993 in Bamenda, Cameroon
Lives and works in Douala, Cameroon
Completing his Masters in Drawing and Painting from the Institute of Fine Arts Foumban in Cameroon in 2018, Anjel had the good fortune of being a 2016 artist-in-residence at the prestigious Les Ateliers Sahm, Brazzaville. Fascinated by the dandies (Sapeurs), he made them the primary subjects of his vibrant paintings. Creating a visual contrast between realistically rendered individuals and abstract, logo-loaded, coloured backgrounds, Anjel makes paintings that provide spirited insights into his stylish models, while simultaneously pointing out the pervasive influence of consumer culture. Anjel's work has been shown in group and solo shows in galleries and art fairs across Africa and Europe.
Anjel, Greatness is within, 2021, Acrylic and silk screen print on canvas, 130 x 110 cm. Courtesy of OOA Gallery.

Artists 2021