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21 September 2014

George Lilanga - The spirit of Makonde

In the beginning of the week I discovered the Gallery of African Art in London based between Green Park and Piccadily Circus thanks to my friend Kiitan. We decided to go there to see The Spirit of Makonde, an exhibition of works by George Lilanga, a Tanzanian artist. Sculptures, paintings, etchings were exposed and I loved each of it. George Lilanga's work is upon 'the myths and cosmological beliefs of his Makonde heritage'. What makes his work popular is the representation of Shetanis (spirits, devil) in daily scene (using phones, brushing teeth and lots more). Lilanga's work is full of bright colors, full of humour and fascinating.

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