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Tralala de la vie quotidienne (The Tralala of Everyday Life)
  • JP Mika
    born 1980
    born: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Tralala de la vie quotidienne (The Tralala of Everyday Life), 2013
  • Where object was made: Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • paint on canvas
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 59.69 x 78.74 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 23 1/2 x 31 in
  • Museum purchase: R. Charles and Mary Margaret Clevenger Art Acquisition Fund
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, S2
  • 2013.0053
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Exhibitions

Exhibition Label:
"20/21", 15-Oct-2016
In this work, JP Mika combines self-portraiture with scenes of everyday life in Kinshasa. Shown seated in the foreground, the artist paints a crowded train, which bursts off the canvas and into the chaotic street scene where he works. Like many works in the emerging art populaire tradition of urban Africa, the painting provides social commentary on the problems that plague Kinshasa, including overcrowding, theft, violence, prostitution.

Exhibition Label:
"20/21", 01-Jul-2009
In this work, JP Mika combines self-portraiture with scenes of everyday life in Kinshasa. Shown seated in the foreground, the artist paints a crowded train, which bursts off the canvas and into the chaotic street scene where he works. Like many works in the emerging art populaire tradition of urban Africa, the painting provides social commentary on the problems that plague Kinshasa, including overcrowding, theft, violence, prostitution.


Exhibition Label:
"20/21," Dec-2014, Cassandra Mesick
In this work, JP Mika combines self-portraiture with scenes of everyday life in Kinshasa. Shown seated in the foreground, the artist paints a crowded train, which bursts off the canvas and into the chaotic street scene where he works. Like many works in the emerging art populaire tradition of urban Africa, the painting provides social commentary on the problems that plague Kinshasa, including overcrowding, theft, violence, prostitution.