David Mbuyi: Landmarks

ABOUT

Camille Pouyfaucon gallery is pleased to present the very first solo exhibition of the artist David Mbuyi “Landmarks”, from May 3 to May 28, 2023, at 19 rue Guénégaud 75006.


Born in 1997 in Kinshasa, the capital of the Republic of Congo, David is a young painter who lives and works in Paris. Currently in his final year at the Beaux-Arts de Paris in the studio of Djamel Tatah, he evolves in a figurative style. Using a saturated palette, his paintings reveal a meticulous process of pictorial construction in the final image.
David's works are known for their ability to capture the complexity of human interaction with urban space. The exhibition “Landmarks” addresses this theme and presents striking urban scenes that skillfully blend human figures with architectural elements.

 

The title of the exhibition refers to the cultural landmarks of the painter. David's view of the world was shaped by growing up in Kinshasa, a city in constant evolution and full of urban effervescence, where scenes of bustling life alongside imposing buildings have fueled his artistic inspiration.
The landmarks are also represented by small crosses and subtle fractures on his canvases. They underline with a form of irony the superficiality of the image and give it, in an ambivalent way, a whole other dimension.

 

David's paintings are characterized by their flat surfaces, rich in detail and nuance. Acting as both an involved and distant passerby in public space, David creates works that reflect his deep reflection on how humans interact with their environment and the images they create.