Cheri Cherin Kongo, born 1955
Joseph Kinkonda, called Chéri Cherin, was born on February 16th, 1955 in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic Congo. He studied at the Academie des Beaux Arts in Kinshasa under the Austrian ceramics-artist Peter Weihs. During this time Chéri Cherin started to paint posters in his residential-quarter Ndjili. Chérin created murals on the walls of bars, barbershops and small boutiques. Impressive pictures of daily life but also with very serious contents. Today Cherin is one of the best known painters in Kinshasa and a teacher to many young talented artists.