CHERI SAMBA

J'aime la couleur, 2017

7-ply Canadian maple skateboard.

Set of 5 skateboard decks.

Each deck: 78.7 x 20.3 cm.

Limited edition of 150 plus 25 artist's proofs.

 

Produced by the Skateroom.

$950
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Chéri Samba - Artist

"I myself am an artist from popular culture. So I think that it’s great that my work is accessible to as many through the medium of skateboards."

Painted in 2003, “J’aime la Couleur” is part of the Fondation Louis Vuitton collection. In this highly symbolic painting Chéri Samba represents himself with a brush in the mouth unrolling his own portrait as a spiral with the immensity of the blue sky as a background.

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CHERI SAMBA

Cheri Samba (Kinto M’Vuila, Democratic Republic of Congo, 1956) is a Kinshasa-based artist whose work focuses on the social, political, and economical conditions of his country. Samba incorporates the realities he observes daily into his paintings; sexuality, corruption, social inequality, and AIDS being often featured. Along with Pierre Bodo, Samba was a founding member of Kinshasa'a "Popular painting" school. His pictures have been recognized internationally, having been featured at RMN Grand Palais, Paris (2015); Magnin-A at UNTITLED, Miami Beach 2016, Miami Beach; Magnin A at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair 2015, New York.

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