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Jean Mika

 (born 1980)
Jean Paul Nsima Mika is active/lives in Congo, The Democratic Republic of The.  Jean Mika is known for painting.

Jean Mika

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 post-independ  ...  Displaying 750 of 1568 characters.

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About  Jean Mika

Born:  1980
Known for:  painting