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Mor Faye

Mor Faye aka The African Van Gogh/ Poor Black Picasso

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Country: Senegal

Style: Modernist, Avant-garde, Cubist, Classical, Expressionist, Abstract

Medium: Canvas, Newspaper scraps, Recycled Material, Oil, Gouache, Crayon, Charcoal

Fun Fact: There is a lot to say about Mor Faye, also known aas the “African Van Gogh” because he died at 37 of celebral malaria, most his paintings were done in an asylum as a symptom of his dementia and he went widely unrecognised until after his death. He was against the Ecole du Dakar and Leopold Senghor’s art programs so much so that he once in a while stged colourful protests outside the gates of the presidential palace. What is amazing is that he owed all his skill and style to Leopold Senghor’s art programs 

Quote: No one really paid attention to him when he was alive but I imagine aside from the dementia some anti-Africanity sentiments were shouted at Senghor

Paintings

1.Untitled

2.Untitled

3. Untitled

Contacts:

http://www.contempafricanart.com/artist.asp?artistid=MorFaye

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Mulangala Mwamba

Mulangala Mwamba

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Country: Zambia

Style: Contemporary Art, Fine Art,

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Fun Fact: He has served on as an executive committee member of the Zambia National Visual Arts Council of Zambia and is currently serving on the organizing committee of Insaka International Artists Trust in Zambia.

Over the years, he has been a volunteer visual arts instructor for kasisi orphanage and is currently working with street children, orphans and vulnerable children at lubuto in Zambia. He lives in Zambia and works from a home-based studio. Mwamba is also a visual arts teacher at the American International School of Lusaka.

Quote:

 “My work is merely a reflection of myself. I paint to transfer my feelings and inner self onto canvas and keep my mind fixed on an idea until it becomes part of my psyche. The rest is left to the viewer to relate to my artwork in their own perspective.”

Paintings

1. Values from our ancestors

2. Our roots in rythm

3. Political strategies

4.Spiritual Realm

5. Sensation

Contact: http://mulangala.com/

e-mail: mwamba.mulangala@gmail.com

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