Tresor Kudimbana

With Tresor, there is colour, many colours, patterns and patterns in the patterns; there are lines that are never straight – surprising for a carpenter! – all this forming the peaceful, multi-faceted Human Being: complex and orderly, warm and thoughtful, timid and visionary, a little like each of the seven billion humans that we are.

The path from the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa was not a straight line. For a few years, he had put away these brushes and acrylics to concentrate on carpentry, another art he mastered. But it is difficult to stay away from the freedom of form and style that painting provides for a long time.

Tresor Kudimbana is a Congolese painter living in Kinshasa whose works radiate energy, warmth and vitality while revealing the complexity of the human being. His use of bright colours contrasts with the greyness and darkness that weigh daily on millions of Congolese and Africans, an ode to positivity, to hope, a bit like the verses of many national anthems of African countries that emerged from the suns of independence in 1960.

The Human Being – especially the woman – remains the foundation of his work, but a human being in all its complexity.

With Tresor, there is colour, many colours, patterns and patterns in the patterns; there are lines that are never straight – surprising for a carpenter! – all this forming the peaceful, multi-faceted Human Being: complex and orderly, warm and thoughtful, timid and visionary, a little like each of the seven billion humans that we are.

Highlights

With Tresor, there is colour, many colours, patterns and patterns in the patterns; there are lines that are never straight – surprising for a carpenter!