Boris Nzebo was born in 1979, in Port-Gentil, Gabon, in the centre of Africa. He lives and works in Douala, Cameroon. His represented by Jack Bell Gallery.
How to define Boris Nzebo’s work? ‘Neo Pop Art’ says the artist himself. A turbulent heir to Warhol and Haring, the thirty-something painter brings a contemporary urban touch to the world of pop art (populaire in the French sense of ‘ordinary, working-class’, in francophone Cameroon): everyday city life, captured through his female subjects and the shop signs he painted at the very beginning of his career. (From Boris Nzebo, Africapillaire: http://www.iam-africa.com/boris-nzebo-africapillaire/)
He creates colored portrait in which female silhouette are foreground while the background is occupied by architectural views, in which he creates a sort of symbolic connection between the elements in the foreground and in the background.
His work is strongly graphic and ‘Pop’ with the use of bright colors that evokes the murals and graffiti belonging to the street culture. Nzebo’s work is characterized by a vibrant and animated rhythm. The line is fluid and steady.
In the triptych below is so clear his interesting for elaborate hairstyles that became the main character in the painting, infact the whole face is reduced to a simple and almost invisible line.
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