Painter | Angola / Portugal

Cristiano Mangovo

Born in 1982

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« My art and the enjoyment of creating are my daily bread »

Cristiano Mangovo (1982), visual artist, has completed the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa (DR Congo) with additional training in urban scenography and performance. In his paintings and collages, Mangovo has developed various styles and symbols over the years, but always with a surrealistic twist.

Artworks by Cristiano Mangovo

Portrait of Cristiano Mangovo

Cristiano Mangovo (1982), visual artist, has completed the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa (DR Congo) with additional training in urban scenography and performance. In his paintings and collages, Mangovo has developed various styles and symbols over the years, but always with a surrealistic twist. Recently, his work is dominated by deformed figures, painted in expressionist style, with multi-faceted faces and double mouths. Figures that have lost their realistic appearance and are rather a reflection of their personal character, feeling or movement. By now Mangovo has around 50 exhibitions and performances in his name in Angola, Portugal, France, Italy, South Africa, Zimbabwe, D.R. Congo, Belgium, Luxembourg and the US. He has won a number of prestigious prizes, including recently (again) the ENSA Arte prize 2018 for best visual artist of Angola. 

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