A man in a suit sits on a box, shackled; he defiantly tries to hide the fact that he is in a tight spot. The artists argue that it shows a rich person who faces a choice: whether to share his wealth – an option symbolized by the vines and flowers – or keep it to himself, as suggested by the snake stretching out its own tongue. Symptomatically, Bismar and Mabilia originally titled this work The Financier/ Sponsor/ Shareholder/ Capitalist/ Art Patron.
The Art Collector (2015)
by Jérémie Mabiala (1957, Kyenge-Kiama) and Djonga Bismar (1980, Lusanga)