ART: ‘CONGO-POP’ – the work of illustrator Jonathan Mwe di Malila

March 2, 2015

Check out the work of visual artist Jonathan Mwe di Malila. Describing his work as ‘CONGO POP’ (a cross between fauvism and Pop-Art), the Congolese born artist – who moved to Germany at the age of four – centers his work on the African continent and in particular the famed “Gentlemen of Bacongo” (known by most as the Sapeurs). Through an exploration of these Congolese men, known for their striking attire, Mwe di Malila explores African individuality and the expression of inner freedom (in spite of one’s poverty or humble backgrounds). Take a look at his work below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor