Kandengue III Rómulo Santa Rita - Afrikanizm

Kandengue III

Rómulo Santa Rita

741 000 AOA

Painting, Mixed Media on Metal

Size: 51 W x 80 H cm / 20 W x 31 H in

Ships in a Crate

About The Artwork

Bualabu.a.la / ˈbwalɐ, Female name
1. village; settlement; quimbo
2. neighbourhood
3. land From the Quicongo or Fiote buala, "ditto"

BUALA is an immersive installation that invites visitors to embark on a captivating exploration of identity, materiality and the interaction between urban environments and personal narratives. Created by artist Rómulo de Santa Rita, this thought-provoking installation of artworks is inspired by Angola's suburban landscapes, using cardboard, paint, spray paint and metal sheets - materials that are commonly found in the construction of houses in these areas.

As working partners, the artist would especially like to thank José Silva Pinto for the invaluable reference images in his most recent book, "Fotografias com Gente lá dentro" (Photographs with People Inside). These images serve as a visual dialogue that underpins the creation of "Buala".

Originally created: 2023
Subject: Children
Materials: Metal
Medium: Painting on kraft paper
Styles: Portraiture

Details & Dimensions

Painting: Painting on kraft paperwith recycled corrugated metal
Original: One-of-a-kind Artwork
Size: 51 W x 80 H cm
Frame: Not Framed
Ready to Hang: Not applicable
Packaging: Ships in a Crate

Shipping & Returns

Delivery Time: Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.

Returns: 14-day return policy. Visit our help section for more information.

Delivery Cost: Shipping is included.

Handling: Ships in a Crate. Artists are responsible for packaging and adhering to Afrikanizm Art’s packaging guidelines.

Ships From: Angola

Customs: Shipments from Angola may experience delays due to country's regulations for exporting valuable artworks.

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From Quimbundo kandenge, "idem", diminutive of ndenge, "child".

Rómulo Santa Rita


Rómulo Santa Rita

As an autodidact, he moved to Luanda in 2011, where he found the inspiration that helped define his urban interventions as visual expressions of life and thought. These are then materialized through compositions based on alternative materials such as cardboard, books with stains of acrylic paint and gouache, and pieces of magazines and papers, which he carefully selects in accordance with the specific political, social, and cultural topics addressed.

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