Cheri Cherin (Democratic Republic of Congo, born 1955) 'Partage du Pouvoir'

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Lot 21*
Cheri Cherin
(Democratic Republic of Congo, born 1955)
'Partage du Pouvoir'

£ 3,000 - 5,000
US$ 3,900 - 6,500
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Cheri Cherin (Democratic Republic of Congo, born 1955)
'Partage du Pouvoir'
signed 'CHERI-CHERIN/ 2003' (lower right)
oil on canvas
70 x 97cm (27 9/16 x 38 3/16in).

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  • Provenance
    The Mbuy Mbiye Tanayi private collection.


    Joseph Kinkonda, better known by his artistic name Chéri Cherin, was born in Kinshasa in 1955. In the 1970s, Cherin studied at the Academie des Beaux Arts in Kinshasa under the Austrian ceramicist, Peter Weihs. During this period, the city experienced a creative explosion. A young and charismatic artist by the name of Kester Emeneya coined a term to describe the new generation of creatives: 'SAPE' (Society of Atmosphere-Creators and Elegant Personalities). Cherin was one of the most prominent members.

    Cherin first achieved recognition as an artist when his works were shown alongside those of fellow painters Cheri Samba, Moké and Bodo at the 1978 exhibition Art Everywhere. This group of artists looked to one another for inspiration, borrowing motifs and developing their distinctive 'popular' style. Chérin had, like Samba, initially trained as a sign painter, producing posters and wall murals for bars, barbershops and small boutiques. This discipline laid the foundation for his later satirical depictions of daily Congolese life.

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