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    I have had this piece of etching (7/50) by one of the finest Tanzanian artists, George Lilanga (1934-2005), for some time. It's not a masterpiece, and the paper came a little creased - I'd preferred more contrasting shades of blue - but it's MY private piece of Lilanga.

I love his colour sprouting, expressive works of arts, particularly the "mashetani" (spirits) motifs drawing on the ideas and practice of mythology and popular belief. Often figures with eyes like my favourite sceptic emojis: 😳🙄. However, Lilanga's motifs also make me uneasy. Lilanga's motifs are playing with imagination, the known, and the unconscious mysterial underworld of dreams and suppressed ideas.

Like Tanzania tend to do, too.

To me, Tanzania can be an easygoing, spacious paradise which includes all types of the odd, but also a narrow minefield where you have to navigate strictly between care and control, between inclusion and exclusion.
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#lilanga #georgelilanga #TanzanianArtist #TanzanianArt #AfricanArt #mashetani #shetani #MakondeArt #Tanzania #Africa #care&control

    I have had this piece of etching (7/50) by one of the finest Tanzanian artists, George Lilanga (1934-2005), for some time. It's not a masterpiece, and the paper came a little creased - I'd preferred more contrasting shades of blue - but it's MY private piece of Lilanga.

    I love his colour sprouting, expressive works of arts, particularly the "mashetani" (spirits) motifs drawing on the ideas and practice of mythology and popular belief. Often figures with eyes like my favourite sceptic emojis: 😳🙄. However, Lilanga's motifs also make me uneasy. Lilanga's motifs are playing with imagination, the known, and the unconscious mysterial underworld of dreams and suppressed ideas.

    Like Tanzania tend to do, too.

    To me, Tanzania can be an easygoing, spacious paradise which includes all types of the odd, but also a narrow minefield where you have to navigate strictly between care and control, between inclusion and exclusion.
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    #lilanga #georgelilanga #TanzanianArtist #TanzanianArt #AfricanArt #mashetani #shetani #MakondeArt #Tanzania #Africa #care &control

    10 0 3 July, 2019

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    Woodcarver’s workshop. And so many questions I was too shy to ask- but I will next time: What are those posters behind you? How old are they? Does Zanzibar have its own national team? Who rides that trike in the background? Who pays you? Where did you learn this craft? ... #justask #woodcarver #tanzanianartist

    Woodcarver’s workshop. And so many questions I was too shy to ask- but I will next time: What are those posters behind you? How old are they? Does Zanzibar have its own national team? Who rides that trike in the background? Who pays you? Where did you learn this craft? ... #justask #woodcarver #tanzanianartist

    41 0 27 June, 2019
    Born near Mount Kilimanjaro, Sam Joseph Ntiro is one of Tanzania’s most famous modern artists. ✨His idyllic paintings depict labourers working within wooded landscapes. ✨

Ntiro studied at Makerere University College School of Fine Art in Kampala before attending the Slade School of Fine Art in London. ✨Interestingly, Ntiro also had a successful political career as a high-ranking civil servant. He served as the first High Commissioner for newly independent Tanganyika in London and later as Commissioner of Culture under Julius Nyerere. Ntiro also routinely contributed to a range of journals, and is one of the only pioneering African modern artist to have produced an academic thesis. Remarkably, despite his accomplishments and political status, there is not a single full-length book on Ntiro. Catalogues of his solo exhibitions were rarely produced and are more accurately described as brochures rather than books. Perhaps interest in Ntiro’s works and career will reemerge in the future. ✨

#tanzanianartist #africanpainting #landscape #modernpainting #modernart

    Born near Mount Kilimanjaro, Sam Joseph Ntiro is one of Tanzania’s most famous modern artists. ✨His idyllic paintings depict labourers working within wooded landscapes. ✨

    Ntiro studied at Makerere University College School of Fine Art in Kampala before attending the Slade School of Fine Art in London. ✨Interestingly, Ntiro also had a successful political career as a high-ranking civil servant. He served as the first High Commissioner for newly independent Tanganyika in London and later as Commissioner of Culture under Julius Nyerere. Ntiro also routinely contributed to a range of journals, and is one of the only pioneering African modern artist to have produced an academic thesis. Remarkably, despite his accomplishments and political status, there is not a single full-length book on Ntiro. Catalogues of his solo exhibitions were rarely produced and are more accurately described as brochures rather than books. Perhaps interest in Ntiro’s works and career will reemerge in the future. ✨

    #tanzanianartist #africanpainting #landscape #modernpainting #modernart

    23 1 10 June, 2019
    凡卡藝廊 Afanga Gallery Presents:TingaTinga 彩繪課程 Painting Class

時間 Time/
2019/05/09(四) 19:00-22:00

地點 Venue/
江山藝改所 (新竹市東區興達街1號)
Jiang Shan Yi Gai Suo (No. 1, Xingda St., Hsinchu City)

授課藝術家 Instructing Artist/
穆瓦梅迪.奇瓦亞 Mwamedi Chiwaya

參加名額/
限額12人,機會難得,報名請從速

參加對象/
9歲以上,9歲以下請大人陪同

參加費用/
1200元/人
※ 報名網址:https://www.afanga.com/2019course509.html?fbclid=IwAR1pDdYlTIloA1yDPk_kb014Oh4lQvpak_c8y5PCZ5xB-eZ7iEphYSG6eD8
✳ 活動結束每人可帶回一幅自己創作的27x22畫布​
✳ 不需美術背景,不需準備任何東西,人來就好
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關於課程 About The Class/
TingaTinga是來自坦尚尼亞的繪畫藝術,色彩鮮豔、童趣繽紛、以魔幻的筆觸描繪充滿野性的非洲草原。

本課程由坦尚尼亞知名藝術家穆瓦梅迪Mwamedi授課,名額有限,機會難得,歡迎來跟著非洲藝術家一起創作TingaTinga藝術。

2019TingaTinga歡樂藝術季活動網頁:
https://www.afanga.com/2019exhibition ·
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關於藝術家 About The Artist/
● 穆瓦梅迪.奇瓦亞 Mwamedi Chiwaya
1979年生,來自坦尚尼亞藝術世家,擁有與生俱來的藝術天賦,加上長年刻苦的努力與執著,以嚴謹細膩的筆觸、魔幻異想的風格,成為TingaTinga藝術最優秀的畫家之一。
2014、2015年曾至日本大阪、神奈川、北海道等地參展。
2019年5月首次受邀來台。

#江山藝改所 #新竹課程 #新竹工作坊 #新竹藝文 #新竹活動 #新竹藝文空間 #新竹藝術空間 #坦尚尼亞 #tingatinga #彩繪課程 #壓克力繪畫 #壓克力畫 #非洲藝術 #凡卡藝廊 #凡卡藝廊tingatinga #jsygs #hsinchuclass #hsinchuworkshop #hsinchuart #hsinchuevent #hsinchuartspace #tanzania #tanzanianart #mwamedichiwaya #paintingclass #afangagallery #africanart #africanartist #tanzanianartist #tingatingaart

    凡卡藝廊 Afanga Gallery Presents:TingaTinga 彩繪課程 Painting Class

    時間 Time/
    2019/05/09(四) 19:00-22:00

    地點 Venue/
    江山藝改所 (新竹市東區興達街1號)
    Jiang Shan Yi Gai Suo (No. 1, Xingda St., Hsinchu City)

    授課藝術家 Instructing Artist/
    穆瓦梅迪.奇瓦亞 Mwamedi Chiwaya

    參加名額/
    限額12人,機會難得,報名請從速

    參加對象/
    9歲以上,9歲以下請大人陪同

    參加費用/
    1200元/人
    ※ 報名網址:https://www.afanga.com/2019course509.html?fbclid=IwAR1pDdYlTIloA1yDPk_kb014Oh4lQvpak_c8y5PCZ5xB-eZ7iEphYSG6eD8
    ✳ 活動結束每人可帶回一幅自己創作的27x22畫布​
    ✳ 不需美術背景,不需準備任何東西,人來就好
    ·
    /////////////////////////////////////////////////// ·
    關於課程 About The Class/
    TingaTinga是來自坦尚尼亞的繪畫藝術,色彩鮮豔、童趣繽紛、以魔幻的筆觸描繪充滿野性的非洲草原。

    本課程由坦尚尼亞知名藝術家穆瓦梅迪Mwamedi授課,名額有限,機會難得,歡迎來跟著非洲藝術家一起創作TingaTinga藝術。

    2019TingaTinga歡樂藝術季活動網頁:
    https://www.afanga.com/2019exhibition ·
    /////////////////////////////////////////////////// ·
    關於藝術家 About The Artist/
    ● 穆瓦梅迪.奇瓦亞 Mwamedi Chiwaya
    1979年生,來自坦尚尼亞藝術世家,擁有與生俱來的藝術天賦,加上長年刻苦的努力與執著,以嚴謹細膩的筆觸、魔幻異想的風格,成為TingaTinga藝術最優秀的畫家之一。
    2014、2015年曾至日本大阪、神奈川、北海道等地參展。
    2019年5月首次受邀來台。

    #江山藝改所 #新竹課程 #新竹工作坊 #新竹藝文 #新竹活動 #新竹藝文空間 #新竹藝術空間 #坦尚尼亞 #tingatinga #彩繪課程 #壓克力繪畫 #壓克力畫 #非洲藝術 #凡卡藝廊 #凡卡藝廊tingatinga #jsygs #hsinchuclass #hsinchuworkshop #hsinchuart #hsinchuevent #hsinchuartspace #tanzania #tanzanianart #mwamedichiwaya #paintingclass #afangagallery #africanart #africanartist #tanzanianartist #tingatingaart

    16 0 6 May, 2019

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    #Repost @galleryofafricanart @get_repost_easily #repost_easily
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#Throwback to "The Spirit of Makonde", a solo exhibition in 2014 @galleryofafricanart featuring works by Tanzanian artist George Lilanga (1934-2005)

Lilanga’s work draws upon the myths and cosmological beliefs of his Makonde heritage. The stylised figures that populate his work are believed to be heirs to the native spirits of Makonde cosmology. Known as Shetanis by the Makonde, these unruly spirits or devils are thought to be responsible for one’s misfortune in life. Lilanga’s Shetanis however, are not of the malevolent kind. His brightly coloured sculptures are humanised in their reflection of daily scenes from ordinary life. Each carved from a single block of wood and painted in vivid oil based enamels; Lilanga’s Shetani’s are shown brushing their teeth, joyfully at play or on the ubiquitous mobile phone. These works dated from the late 1990s, reveal Lilanga’s keen eye for social observation and also serve as a critique of contemporary African culture.

Artworks: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
'Mimi ni Mjomba Wenu Yawapasa Mnielewe Haya Niyascayo, 2004' ('I am your your uncle. You should understand what I am telling you, 2004') | Enamel on canvas ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
‘Untitled, (c.1990's)' | Enamel on canvas ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
'Yellow Shetani with mobile phone, (c. 1990's) | Enamel on wood ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#georgelilanga #Tanzania #Tanzanianartist #enamel #cosmology #makonde #gafra #galleryofafricanart #londonexhibition #heritage #artgallery #londonart #exhibition #artmarket #art #artcollectors #contemporaryafricanart #culture #artlovers #artcurator  #africanart #africanartist #contemporaryart

    #Repost @galleryofafricanart @get_repost_easily #repost_easily
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    #Throwback to "The Spirit of Makonde", a solo exhibition in 2014 @galleryofafricanart featuring works by Tanzanian artist George Lilanga (1934-2005)

    Lilanga’s work draws upon the myths and cosmological beliefs of his Makonde heritage. The stylised figures that populate his work are believed to be heirs to the native spirits of Makonde cosmology. Known as Shetanis by the Makonde, these unruly spirits or devils are thought to be responsible for one’s misfortune in life. Lilanga’s Shetanis however, are not of the malevolent kind. His brightly coloured sculptures are humanised in their reflection of daily scenes from ordinary life. Each carved from a single block of wood and painted in vivid oil based enamels; Lilanga’s Shetani’s are shown brushing their teeth, joyfully at play or on the ubiquitous mobile phone. These works dated from the late 1990s, reveal Lilanga’s keen eye for social observation and also serve as a critique of contemporary African culture.

    Artworks: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    'Mimi ni Mjomba Wenu Yawapasa Mnielewe Haya Niyascayo, 2004' ('I am your your uncle. You should understand what I am telling you, 2004') | Enamel on canvas ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    ‘Untitled, (c.1990's)' | Enamel on canvas ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    'Yellow Shetani with mobile phone, (c. 1990's) | Enamel on wood ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    #georgelilanga #Tanzania #Tanzanianartist #enamel #cosmology #makonde #gafra #galleryofafricanart #londonexhibition #heritage #artgallery #londonart #exhibition #artmarket #art #artcollectors #contemporaryafricanart #culture #artlovers #artcurator #africanart #africanartist #contemporaryart

    28 0 28 April, 2019
    #Repost @galleryofafricanart @get_repost_easily #repost_easily
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#Throwback to "The Spirit of Makonde", a solo exhibition in 2014 @galleryofafricanart featuring works by Tanzanian artist George Lilanga (1934-2005)

Lilanga’s work draws upon the myths and cosmological beliefs of his Makonde heritage. The stylised figures that populate his work are believed to be heirs to the native spirits of Makonde cosmology. Known as Shetanis by the Makonde, these unruly spirits or devils are thought to be responsible for one’s misfortune in life. Lilanga’s Shetanis however, are not of the malevolent kind. His brightly coloured sculptures are humanised in their reflection of daily scenes from ordinary life. Each carved from a single block of wood and painted in vivid oil based enamels; Lilanga’s Shetani’s are shown brushing their teeth, joyfully at play or on the ubiquitous mobile phone. These works dated from the late 1990s, reveal Lilanga’s keen eye for social observation and also serve as a critique of contemporary African culture.

Artworks: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
'Mimi ni Mjomba Wenu Yawapasa Mnielewe Haya Niyascayo, 2004' ('I am your your uncle. You should understand what I am telling you, 2004') | Enamel on canvas ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
‘Untitled, (c.1990's)' | Enamel on canvas ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
'Yellow Shetani with mobile phone, (c. 1990's) | Enamel on wood ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#georgelilanga #Tanzania #Tanzanianartist #enamel #cosmology #makonde #gafra #galleryofafricanart #londonexhibition #heritage #artgallery #londonart #exhibition #artmarket #art #artcollectors #contemporaryafricanart #culture #artlovers #artcurator  #africanart #africanartist #contemporaryart

    #Repost @galleryofafricanart @get_repost_easily #repost_easily
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    #Throwback to "The Spirit of Makonde", a solo exhibition in 2014 @galleryofafricanart featuring works by Tanzanian artist George Lilanga (1934-2005)

    Lilanga’s work draws upon the myths and cosmological beliefs of his Makonde heritage. The stylised figures that populate his work are believed to be heirs to the native spirits of Makonde cosmology. Known as Shetanis by the Makonde, these unruly spirits or devils are thought to be responsible for one’s misfortune in life. Lilanga’s Shetanis however, are not of the malevolent kind. His brightly coloured sculptures are humanised in their reflection of daily scenes from ordinary life. Each carved from a single block of wood and painted in vivid oil based enamels; Lilanga’s Shetani’s are shown brushing their teeth, joyfully at play or on the ubiquitous mobile phone. These works dated from the late 1990s, reveal Lilanga’s keen eye for social observation and also serve as a critique of contemporary African culture.

    Artworks: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    'Mimi ni Mjomba Wenu Yawapasa Mnielewe Haya Niyascayo, 2004' ('I am your your uncle. You should understand what I am telling you, 2004') | Enamel on canvas ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    ‘Untitled, (c.1990's)' | Enamel on canvas ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    'Yellow Shetani with mobile phone, (c. 1990's) | Enamel on wood ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    #georgelilanga #Tanzania #Tanzanianartist #enamel #cosmology #makonde #gafra #galleryofafricanart #londonexhibition #heritage #artgallery #londonart #exhibition #artmarket #art #artcollectors #contemporaryafricanart #culture #artlovers #artcurator #africanart #africanartist #contemporaryart

    15 0 28 April, 2019
    #Repost @galleryofafricanart @get_repost_easily #repost_easily
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#Throwback to "The Spirit of Makonde", a solo exhibition in 2014 @galleryofafricanart featuring works by Tanzanian artist George Lilanga (1934-2005)

Lilanga’s work draws upon the myths and cosmological beliefs of his Makonde heritage. The stylised figures that populate his work are believed to be heirs to the native spirits of Makonde cosmology. Known as Shetanis by the Makonde, these unruly spirits or devils are thought to be responsible for one’s misfortune in life. Lilanga’s Shetanis however, are not of the malevolent kind. His brightly coloured sculptures are humanised in their reflection of daily scenes from ordinary life. Each carved from a single block of wood and painted in vivid oil based enamels; Lilanga’s Shetani’s are shown brushing their teeth, joyfully at play or on the ubiquitous mobile phone. These works dated from the late 1990s, reveal Lilanga’s keen eye for social observation and also serve as a critique of contemporary African culture.

Artworks: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
'Mimi ni Mjomba Wenu Yawapasa Mnielewe Haya Niyascayo, 2004' ('I am your your uncle. You should understand what I am telling you, 2004') | Enamel on canvas ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
‘Untitled, (c.1990's)' | Enamel on canvas ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
'Yellow Shetani with mobile phone, (c. 1990's) | Enamel on wood ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#georgelilanga #Tanzania #Tanzanianartist #enamel #cosmology #makonde #gafra #galleryofafricanart #londonexhibition #heritage #artgallery #londonart #exhibition #artmarket #art #artcollectors #contemporaryafricanart #culture #artlovers #artcurator  #africanart #africanartist #contemporaryart

    #Repost @galleryofafricanart @get_repost_easily #repost_easily
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    #Throwback to "The Spirit of Makonde", a solo exhibition in 2014 @galleryofafricanart featuring works by Tanzanian artist George Lilanga (1934-2005)

    Lilanga’s work draws upon the myths and cosmological beliefs of his Makonde heritage. The stylised figures that populate his work are believed to be heirs to the native spirits of Makonde cosmology. Known as Shetanis by the Makonde, these unruly spirits or devils are thought to be responsible for one’s misfortune in life. Lilanga’s Shetanis however, are not of the malevolent kind. His brightly coloured sculptures are humanised in their reflection of daily scenes from ordinary life. Each carved from a single block of wood and painted in vivid oil based enamels; Lilanga’s Shetani’s are shown brushing their teeth, joyfully at play or on the ubiquitous mobile phone. These works dated from the late 1990s, reveal Lilanga’s keen eye for social observation and also serve as a critique of contemporary African culture.

    Artworks: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    'Mimi ni Mjomba Wenu Yawapasa Mnielewe Haya Niyascayo, 2004' ('I am your your uncle. You should understand what I am telling you, 2004') | Enamel on canvas ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    ‘Untitled, (c.1990's)' | Enamel on canvas ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    'Yellow Shetani with mobile phone, (c. 1990's) | Enamel on wood ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    #georgelilanga #Tanzania #Tanzanianartist #enamel #cosmology #makonde #gafra #galleryofafricanart #londonexhibition #heritage #artgallery #londonart #exhibition #artmarket #art #artcollectors #contemporaryafricanart #culture #artlovers #artcurator #africanart #africanartist #contemporaryart

    18 0 28 April, 2019

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    @rams.tagram is currently an art teacher in Dodoma since it's important  for him to train the artists of tomorrow. "My Aim is to lift up the Tanzanian  art industry in the best way I can because art is ignored, undervalued and this is what hurts me the most". #tanzanianartist #creativeafricans

    @rams.tagram is currently an art teacher in Dodoma since it's important for him to train the artists of tomorrow. "My Aim is to lift up the Tanzanian art industry in the best way I can because art is ignored, undervalued and this is what hurts me the most". #tanzanianartist #creativeafricans

    46 0 21 March, 2019
    #Throwback to "The Spirit of Makonde", a solo exhibition in 2014 @galleryofafricanart featuring works by Tanzanian artist George Lilanga (1934-2005)

Lilanga’s work draws upon the myths and cosmological beliefs of his Makonde heritage. The stylised figures that populate his work are believed to be heirs to the native spirits of Makonde cosmology. Known as Shetanis by the Makonde, these unruly spirits or devils are thought to be responsible for one’s misfortune in life. Lilanga’s Shetanis however, are not of the malevolent kind. His brightly coloured sculptures are humanised in their reflection of daily scenes from ordinary life. Each carved from a single block of wood and painted in vivid oil based enamels; Lilanga’s Shetani’s are shown brushing their teeth, joyfully at play or on the ubiquitous mobile phone. These works dated from the late 1990s, reveal Lilanga’s keen eye for social observation and also serve as a critique of contemporary African culture.

Artworks: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
'Mimi ni Mjomba Wenu Yawapasa Mnielewe Haya Niyascayo, 2004' ('I am your your uncle. You should understand what I am telling you, 2004') | Enamel on canvas ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
‘Untitled, (c.1990's)' | Enamel on canvas ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
'Yellow Shetani with mobile phone, (c. 1990's) | Enamel on wood ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    #Throwback to "The Spirit of Makonde", a solo exhibition in 2014 @galleryofafricanart featuring works by Tanzanian artist George Lilanga (1934-2005)

    Lilanga’s work draws upon the myths and cosmological beliefs of his Makonde heritage. The stylised figures that populate his work are believed to be heirs to the native spirits of Makonde cosmology. Known as Shetanis by the Makonde, these unruly spirits or devils are thought to be responsible for one’s misfortune in life. Lilanga’s Shetanis however, are not of the malevolent kind. His brightly coloured sculptures are humanised in their reflection of daily scenes from ordinary life. Each carved from a single block of wood and painted in vivid oil based enamels; Lilanga’s Shetani’s are shown brushing their teeth, joyfully at play or on the ubiquitous mobile phone. These works dated from the late 1990s, reveal Lilanga’s keen eye for social observation and also serve as a critique of contemporary African culture.

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    'Mimi ni Mjomba Wenu Yawapasa Mnielewe Haya Niyascayo, 2004' ('I am your your uncle. You should understand what I am telling you, 2004') | Enamel on canvas ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    ‘Untitled, (c.1990's)' | Enamel on canvas ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    'Yellow Shetani with mobile phone, (c. 1990's) | Enamel on wood ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    #georgelilanga #Tanzania #Tanzanianartist #enamel #cosmology #makonde #gafra #galleryofafricanart #londonexhibition #heritage #artgallery #londonart #exhibition #artmarket #art #artcollectors #contemporaryafricanart #culture #artlovers #artcurator #africanart #africanartist #contemporaryart

    281 3 21 March, 2019
    Meet Rams King! He's a Dodoma based artist that's changing our lives one painting at a time. Rams didn't start out with a background in art though, he has a Bachelor in Commerce and Marketing and had various corporate jobs but resigned in 2014 so he could pursue his passion. Art. "I've always known how to draw and have been doing it all my life, but i needed to study it, explore it, become a professional and eventually pursue a career." @rams.tagram #creativetanzania #tanzanianartist #creativeafricans #art

    Meet Rams King! He's a Dodoma based artist that's changing our lives one painting at a time. Rams didn't start out with a background in art though, he has a Bachelor in Commerce and Marketing and had various corporate jobs but resigned in 2014 so he could pursue his passion. Art. "I've always known how to draw and have been doing it all my life, but i needed to study it, explore it, become a professional and eventually pursue a career." @rams.tagram #creativetanzania #tanzanianartist #creativeafricans #art

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