JP Kiangu

Congolese. b 1977
Works and Lives in Kinshasa, DRC

JP Kiangu’s works focus on political subjects, the role of technology, and the challenges of everyday life in his home of Kinshasa, DRC with a simple yet joyful style characteristic of current contemporary Congolese art. JP traces his love of painting to visiting the ateliers of leading contemporary Congolese painters as a child. He studied for many years under two of the DRC’s best known contemporary painters: Moke Fils and Cheri-Cherin.  He is a graduate of Kinshasa’s Académie des Beaux-Arts.