Alphonse KIABELUA. (Luba, DRC, 1927)

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Alphonse KIABELUA. (Luba, DRC, 1927)
The village on the river. Oil on canvas. 69 x 98 cm. Signed lower right, ca 1940, 106 x 95cm, framed. Alphonse Kiabelua was a brother of the Congolese painter Jean Bata He was a student in Pierre Romain-Desfossés' workshop (called "Le Hangar") in Elisabethville (now Lubumbashi) In '50 he became a member of the Stanley Pool School under the artist and teacher Laurent Moonens Kiabelua is a self-taught artist who painted mainly portraits with exaggerated heads in the style of "traditional" sculpture and landscapes scenes. This artist proposes an immersive art. The transport to a forest full of mysterious fables. Landscapes that hold unimaginable secrets. A gift for the most sensitive eyes.
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