SHULA
(Jean-Bosco Monsengo)

(Fotos by Prof. Armin Prinz, Vienna, Austria).


Jean-Bosco Monsengo, called SHULA, born on Jan. 28th, 1959 in Bandundu (Nioki), learned and worked with the well known painter Moke. Later he joined to the group of Cheri Cherin and created his own art-style. He is well known for political themes. His pictures frequently reflect the dream of the poor and simple African of riches and better life.

Exhibitions: 1999 Centre Culturel Gembloux and Center for African Art, New York; 2001 Centre Wallonie Bruxelles and Centre Culturel Ku Ntwala, Kinshasa and Museum für Völkerkunde Wien; 2002 Galerie Marc Dengis, Bruxelles; 2003 Kin Mooto na Bruxelles, Hotel de Ville de Bruxelles - Galerie Bortier; 2005 "Regards sur les 15 ans de transition", Hotel Memling and Bibliotheque Wallonie-Bruxelles; 2007 "Le Congo d'hier, d'aujourd'hui et de demain", Hotel Memling, Kinshasa; 2008 "De Stadsschilders van Kinshasa", Hofke van Chantraine, Belgium; 2010 "O Congo. 50 ans d'independance en 50 tableaux", De Warande, Turnhout, Belgium; "Independance!", Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren/Brussels, Belgium; "50 Jahre Unabhängigkeit des Kongo in Bildern", Castle of Puchenau, Linz, Austria; "Die Freiheit und der Kongo", Jägermayrhof, Linz, Austria.

Studio-address: 22, Avenue du Fleuve, Q/Kingabwa, C/LIMETE


"QUAND LE CHEMIN DE LA PAIX SE DENISSE, ADIEU LES BRUITS DES ARMES ET DES BOTTES". 91 x 115, 2008

(Part of the "Prof. Armin Prinz Donation").


"LE DEVELOPPEMENT VIENT PAR LE TRAVAIL ET NON PAR LES PRIERES", 89 x 108, 1999.

(Part of the "Prof. Armin Prinz Donation").


"Chute d'un regime dictatorial" (Mobutu Sese Seko), acrylic colors on flour-sack, 83 x 104 cm, 1999.


"Quand un dictateur veut apaiser ses nerves" (Laurent Kabila), acrylic colors on table-cloth, 65 x 92 cm, 2002.


"Dialogue intercongolais" , acrylic colors on table-cloth, 71 x 91 cm, 2001.

(The people of the Congo put into chains by corrupt politicians and suppressed by military-dictatorship.)


"Quand le pasteur drague", acrylic colors on canvas, 59 x 82 cm, 1999.

(About the immoral way of life of some priests.)


"Si j'etais riche", acrylic colors on canvas, 69 x 92 cm, 1999.

(The dream of a poor Congolese: Much pleasure in life and in the end the election to president.)


"La mort d'un polygamme" , acrylic colors on canvas, 64 x 89 cm, 1999.

(Plundering after the death of a man, married to several women.)


"Calme tendu", acrylic colors on canvas, 95 x 110 cm, 2007.

"Violent affrontement du 22 au 23 mars 2007", acrylic colors on canvas, 96 x 111 cm, 2007.


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