In Boris Nzebo’s multi-layered works, human heads merge with urban cityscapes. These boldly coloured and patterned works evoke the visual dynamism of a West African city. Born in 1979 in Gabon, Nzebo now lives and works in Cameroon. He draws his subject matter from his hometown of Douala, where he is particularly inspired by the elaborate hairstyles of locals, which often feature as hand-painted advertising illustrations in West African beauty parlours.
To continue reading about Boris Nzebo and see more images of his work, read the July/August issue of The Kurios.
Photo: © Boris Nzebo. Photo courtesy of Saatchi Gallery, London.