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Simplice Somi

My painting is the expression of a soul that wants to be liberated through its creativity - Simplice Somi

Born in 1978 (Kinshasa, DRC) Simplice Somi works and lives in Kinshasa. Graduated from the Kinshasa Academy of Fine Arts, Somi followed the path of his teachers and adopted the Popular painting style. 

 

However, after a few years of experimentations, he developed his own aesthetics which bonds both Congolese and Western inspirations. In these new works, Somi depicts a fantasy world where men and nature merge together. Close to the Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s (1527-1593) compositions, his allegorical subjects are constructed by a multitude of natural elements, such as flowers, fruits, leaves and animals. The surreal rendering is reinforced by the use of vivid colors. 

Through his work, Somi expresses his deep respect for the planet. He emphasizes our duty in preserving the diversity of living beings on the Earth. 

 
 

Selected Solo & Group Exhibitions

 

2016 

Collective Exhibition organized by Chamber of Commerce Industry France-Congo of Kinshasa (CCFIC) & Sofi Bank, September - October. 

Collective Exhibition in Bruges (Belgium). April-May. 

2015

 

2nd edition of Art Pro Congo. Kinshasa (DRC). 

La paix entre les nations « ALL AFRICA » [The Peace Among Nations - All Africa], Brazzaville (DRC), Lions Club International, February. 

2014 

Exhibition organized by Airtel Congo & Oxygène Agency, Kinshasa (DRC), June.

1st edition of Art Pro Congo. Kinshasa (DRC).

 

2011 

International meetings of contemporary art in Quebec, Quebec (Canada). 

 

2010 

 

Terre d’artistes, Paris (France). 

Le Monde de FlamboyantsKinshasa (DRC), Trust Merchant Bank, March. 

2007 

1st edition of Salon de Novembre, Kinshasa (DRC), Centre Culturel Français de Kinshasa. 

 

2006 

 

Collective Exhibition organized by Centre Culturel Français de Libreville, Libreville (Gabon).

 

2005

Collective Exhibition organized by the Embassy of Italy in Kinshasa, Kinshasa (DRC).

 

2004 

Salvador Dali, collective exhibition organized by the Embassy of Spain, Kinshasa (DRC).