Le Sinistre. 1987. Oil on canvas. Lower left of actual illustration signed, dated "Avril 1987" and inscribed "Kinshasa - Zaire". 65 x 63.5 cm (25.5 x 25 in) . [CH].
PROVENANCE: Private collection Hesse.
"When I paint, my main concerns are to represent things as they are, to communicate with humour, to ask relevant questions and to tell the truth. I consider myself a sort of painter-journalist. My source of inspiration is daily life. I always have suitcases full of ideas. As long as the world is the world, and writers have stories to tell, I will have something to say. Each time I meet someone, I think of another two or three paintings, but I don't have time to realise them all." Chéri Samba in an inteview with Fred Robarts, 2007, in: Time Out London