Mayemba lives in the outskirts of Kinshasa, Congo.  He’s been painting since 1971, and learned the art through an apprenticeship with Ngeel, a prominent Congolese painter of that time. Themes of unity and community run through his works.  Mayemba enjoys Congo’s futbol team, but longs for a government that supports its people.


Mayemba – Central Market White
Mayemba – Masks
Mayemba – Central Market Red