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  • LA VRAIE ÉGLISE, C’EST NE PAS...
  • LA VRAIE ÉGLISE, C’EST NE PAS...
  • LA VRAIE ÉGLISE, C’EST NE PAS...

LA VRAIE ÉGLISE, C’EST NE PAS...

BEAUFORT LOCATION: O.-L.-V. CHURCH, DE PANNE

Chéri Samba

°1956, Kinto M’Vuila, Congo 

Like his father Chéri Samba was predestined to be a blacksmith, but in 1972 he left for Kinshasa to build a career as an artist. In a very short time he worked his way up to be cartoonist of a renowned newspaper and three years later he had his own painter’s studio. Samba shows the harsh African reality in a colourful, humorous and splendid style, clearly influenced by comic books. Samba likes to use moralizing texts which often contradict what is shown in the picture. The work La vraie église, c’est ne pas...(A real church is not...) showed a heart and reflected on the true confession of faith.