Jean Paul Nsima Mika
Jean Paul Nsima Mika is active/lives in Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. Jean Mika is known for painting.
Jean-Paul Nsimba Mika, or simply 'Mika', enrolled at the Académie des
Beaux-Arts (ABA) in Kinshasa to study painting. During this time he
became acquainted with famed Congolese 'Popular Painter' Cheri Cherin,
eventually becoming his pupil. The foundation of Mika's popular painting
technique, the mixing of text with flamboyant, colorful imagery, was
forged during his time with Cherin.
He consequently became a member of
the Association of Popular Painters in Kinshasa. The bustling
capital of Kinshasa remains Mika's main inspiration. The founding
popular painters, Cherin and Cheri Samba, were chiefly concerned with
their immediate environment, and where it could be placed within
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