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A painter of life’s deeper sides, Roger Botembe believed in its essence of movement and mystery. He observed, surprised and translated life through increasingly enigmatic shapes. His colour palette defined and dissolved somewhere on the fringes of figurism and abstractionism.Born in Kinshasa, Congo in 1959, Roger Botembe, a painter, muralist and sculptor received many prizes, awards and accolades during his career.As a founder of Trans-Symbolism, Botembe transcended tradition by developing his paintings through the exploration of signs and symbols taken from traditional African sculptures and masks. A departure noted as the ‘Renaissance of contemporary African art.



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