Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga Paints The Clash of Culture & Tech

27 years old Congolese painter, Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga crafts oil and acrylic works that blend traditional iconography and technological symbology. In particular, the series “Mangbetu” which comments on a native culture coerced into modernization, as the region is an exporter of material used in computer chips.

His paintings are an amalgam of complementary pop cultural forms, including music, fashion and dance. They offer an intelligent approach to popular culture by exposing the anxieties and joys of his contemporaries. He has exhibited most recently at Saatchi Gallery, London as part of Pangaea II.