Moke Fils

Congolese, b. 1968.
Lives and works in Dijon, France.

The works of Moke Fils (born Jean-Marie Monsengwo Odia) embody the traditions of his father, Moke, the late Congolese master of Congolese “Popular Painting” while creating distinctive, colorful and often chaotic depictions of the everyday life in Kinshasa. His subjects are depicted in a figurative style free from anatomical details and traditional canons of painting, while the broader themes of his works convey both social and political messages.