Chéri Samba on Color and Competition

“When I came to Kinshasa, some of my competitors’ paintings were so alive, they seemed to move and breathe. I needed to stand out, so I started to add text to my paintings. This was also a strategy to keep people looking at them a little longer. I also like to use bright colours because that’s what I see around me. Colour is everywhere; colour is life.” —Chéri Samba (Source)