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Aimé Mpane (Congolese, b.1968)
LOT ID: 82721
Kinoc (Boy in Green and Orange), 2011

Oil, Mixed Media, on wood panel
12.5 х 12 in. (31.75 x 30.48 cm.)
Signed, and dated on reverse.
Lot description
"Kinoc (Boy in Green)" (2011) a poignant oil and mixed media painting on wood panel by Contemporary African artist Aimé Mpané (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1968). This painting measures 12.5 x 12 inches (31.8 x 30.5 cm) is unframed and in excellent condition. Depicting an intimate portrait of a young African boy wearing a brilliant orange shirt against a bright green background, these vivid Pop colors are in immediate contrast to the visceral nature in which the artist has left his face unpainted, carving his facial features from the natural texture and color of the wood panel itself. This work belongs to a larger series of intimate portraits by the artist that are are typically acquired in pairs or groups. The Brooklyn Museum recently acquired a large grouping of portraits from this series together.

Aimé Mpané was born 1968 and graduated in Sculpture from the Academie des Beaux-Arts, Kinshasa in 1990 and obtained advance degree at the Ecole National Superieure des Art Visuels de La Cambre, Brussels, Belgium in 2000.
Notable Exhibitions include “Le Surrreel Congo”, Museum fur Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Dortmund, Germany, 2012, Touched: Liverpool Biennial, England, 2010, “Perceptions”, Glazenhuis Amstelpark, Amsterdam; 2010; “Three One-Person Exhibitions” (with James Little and George Smith), Station Museum, Houston, 2007; Musee de Katanga, Lubumbashi, DR Congo, 2002. One of his seminal sculptural installation, Congo: l'ombre de l'ombre; Congo: Shadow of the Shadow, 2005, Collection National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC will be included in Shaping Power: Luba Masterworks from the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium at LACMA, Los Angeles, July 7, 2013–January 5, 2014. Awards include 2006 Prix de la Fondation Jean-Paul Blachère, Dak’Art Bienniale, Dakar, Senegal and the elite 2012 Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Award.

Kinoc (Boy in Green and Orange) by Aime Mpane Enkobo
  • Kinoc (Boy in Green and Orange) by Aime Mpane Enkobo
  • Kinoc (Boy in Green and Orange) by Aime Mpane Enkobo
  • Kinoc (Boy in Green and Orange) by Aime Mpane Enkobo
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