The African dream of a better life

painted by Congolese artists

The history of the Congo is full of violence and cruelty. Nevertheless people dream of a better life. Can the change take place?

Alfi Alfa: "The Change", oil on canvas, 93 x 128 cm, 2007.

Maybe free elections could be the beginning of this new age:

Sam Ilus: "A good choice for a good arrival (Vol.1)". Acrylic colors on canvas, 100 x 136 cm, 2006.

Everything could be better: the educational system, health care, even justice.

Tresor Cherin: "I dream a future Congo". Acrylic colors on canvas, 90 x 114 cm, 2006.

Daily life should be as normal as in the European or American world.

Maitre SYMS: "The Congo of Tomorrow". Acrylic colors on canvas, 85 x 96 cm, 2006 (left).

Maory Prince: "Le Congo d'aujourd'hui", Acrylic colors on canvas, 104 x 110 cm, 2008 (right).

The aim is a modern country, where everybody could be happy:

SAPINart: "The Congo of the Future". Acrylic colors on canvas, 120 x 200 cm, 2006.

But it will need a good driver to make these dreams come true.

Sam Ilus: "Where to does this world go?". Acrylic colors on canvas, 110 x 150 cm, 2007.

(The paintings above where part of the exhibition "The Congo of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow", held at Hotel Memling, Kinshasa in 2007.)

Elections in the Congo 2006
March 2007 violence in the Congo
Hope is named Obama

Art of the Congo