Georges Mbourou

Georges Mbourou is one of Gabon’s most celebrated contemporary artists. Mbourou’s paintings are essentially a quest into the mystery of light. He is known for his unique and instantly recognizable style of oil on canvas, which incorporates vibrant color combinations and explores different textures through paint layering, dripping and scraping. His paintings range from totally abstract, to the transformation of traditional elements and motifs onto canvas, such as life scenes, women’s faces, the creators and keepers of culture; animal totems and sacred objects associated with secret initiation rites; and masks representing the presence of Life itself within the intricate web of creation.